Exton, US: Bentley Systems announced that registration is now open for the SmartGeometry 2011 Conference, during April 1-2, 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is focused on computational and parametric design tools, technologies and methodologies that allow and encourage new forms of architectural and structural expression.
The conference carries the theme “Building the Invisible: Informing Digital Design With Real-World Data.” Among the many preeminent authorities on advanced 3D design presenting this year are Ben van Berkel, UNStudio; Usman Haque, Haque Design + Research; Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake; Craig Schwitter and Gijs Libourel, Buro Happold and Adaptive Building Initiative; Lisa Amini, IBM’s Smarter City Lab, Dublin; and Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Center for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA). According to the company’s press statement, one can get additional information about the conference at www.SmartGeometryConference.com/2011.
The Conference includes “Talkshop” on April 1 and “Symposium” on April 2. Commenting on this year’s conference agenda, Shane Burger, head of the Computational Design Unit, Grimshaw Architects, said, “As digital designers, our challenge is to harness and direct the power of computation to inform our design process. Through parametric design, architects and engineers can collect, manage, and analyze a great deal of information about the environment in order to enable an array of design options for exploration. The goal is to use this information as meaningful inputs to help make better-informed design decisions.”