Kohn Pedersen Fox’s design philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that success is the result of collaboration and ongoing dialogue. Within KPF, the implementation of this approach emphasizes an open exchange of ideas both within the firm and, more importantly, between the full range of people and disciplines that contribute to the development of a project.
This lecture introduces various case studies of KPF projects, with a particular focus on the use of parametric, data-driven design processes formulated through utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM), computational analysis, and studies applied from design conception through execution. The projects maximize the full breadth of knowledge and experience of KPF’s international staff and offices, where BIM-centric designs are collaboratively and simultaneously developed, in real-time, as a single team approach.
KPF’s BIM models not only establish a database of a given design’s information but perform and contribute to a lively and responsive design process. Environmental analysis and data, combined with social and cultural contexts, strive to improve the efficiency and performance goals sought in the design. This strategy is reinforced by incorporating technologies which help to maximize occupant comfort while lowering long-term operating and maintenance costs, reduce non-renewable energy consumption, and minimize construction waste and environmental impact. Seamless workflows have been developed to translate design geometries into multiple software platforms, exchanged seamlessly via BIM from conception to design development, construction, fabrication and operation.
In this presentation, a KPF team that has developed various aspects of the firm’s research and digital design initiatives shall present the application and utilization of their efforts throughout the body of the firm’s work.
Organized by the AIANY Technology Committee
This event has been made possible and kept free by the generous support of ABC-Imaging.
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