In our latest video, we share a variety of case studies highlighting our use of computational design to make informed design decisions earlier than ever, and to understand the larger ramifications of those choices. The result: more and better options for our clients, and more cost-effective solutions overall for human-centered, high-performance spaces.
Our teams use computational design in many ways, including:
- Simulating employee movement within a new tech campus. By using data from the client’s existing office space, we can ensure that proposed circulation paths are optimized to handle the flow of employees at high-traffic times including their arrival at work, when they head to lunch and during their end-of-day departures.
- Balancing energy use and occupant comfort in a proposed office mid-rise by modeling external shading configurations. This led us to shed an unnecessary and costly external louver, thereby saving money without sacrificing comfort or energy performance.
- Intentional, rather than intuitive, building programming for a proposed Seattle tech campus where the effects of the sun’s daily arc were simulated minute by minute. By minimizing glare and heat gain in key areas, thermal comfort and access to daylight were maximized while the energy needed to cool the building was dramatically reduced.
- Rapid design iteration of a complicated curved-façade high-rise allowed hundreds of iterations to be generated in days rather than weeks, providing the design team with access to a range of options and new solutions for the client.
For more, watch the video above.