3rd Annual UNSW Computational Design Conference 2019

The 2019 Bachelors cohort is the third student group that has finished a Bachelor’s degree in Computational Design from start to finish. The work of the students demonstrates that UNSW’s CoDe students can play an active role in being at the forefront of Research and Development in computation and computing for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry.

Topics in this year’s conference range again from VR and AR explorations, robotic fabrication, optimisation and decision support to machine learning or sensor driven design. The exact nature of the research topics are direct interests and concerns from industry and again nearly 80% of all graduands were embedded in offices in Sydney. Thus, we were able to bring interests from industry into academia and work on these issues through an academic lens.

UNSW would like to thank the 2019 industry collaborators:
ARUP, Aurecon, BIM Consulting, BVN, COX Architecture, Mott MacDonald, PTW, and WSP

9am - 5pm, 6th December 2019


Keynote Speakers

Jane Burry

Jane Burry is an architect, Professor and Dean in the School of Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Jane’s research focus is mathematics in contemporary design. Jane is co author of Prototyping for Architects, Thames and Hudson, 2016, lead author of The New Mathematics of Architecture, Thames and Hudson, 2012. She is also engaged in research into the relationship between architecture and advanced manufacturing, and the integration of analysis feedback in early design and its intersection with interactive physical and digital architecture (Designing the Dynamic, Melbourne Books, 2013). She has over ninety publications and has practiced, taught and researched internationally.

Jane was formerly Professor in the School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where she directed the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL), a transdisciplinary design research laboratory and was founding program director for the Master of Design Innovation and Technology.

Marc Aurel Schnabel

Professor Marc Aurel Schnabel is the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Design, and Chair of Architectural Technology at the School of ArchitectureVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Trained as an Architect, he is leading research and education in the field of design and architectural computation. He has taught and worked in Germany, Australia, and Hong Kong for thirty years and has become highly recognised for his work in the areas of computational design, augmented- and virtual reality, digital heritage, parametric design learning and intelligent cities.

He has established the Digital Architecture Research Alliance, DARA , as well as the online social network Urban Digitalics connecting professionals and researchers in innovative digital spatial design.