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Prolegomena to Computational Design

Prolegomena to Computational Design OP / POSITIONS In 1989, I left Scotland for the Carnegie Mellon School of Prolegomena to Architecture to help revamp the graduate program in the build- ing sciences. Together with other colleagues, including Ömer Computational Design Akin, Ulrich Flemming, and Rob Woodbury, we shared a com- mon vision for applying computing to design problems, each of us contributing a different background or expertise. The program reflected our work and research, with a curriculum and ethos looking beyond computer-aided design. To name the program, I invented “computational design,” as design is com- putational in nature. The moniker stuck, and the “discipline for developing or applying computation to problems with their ori- gins in design” was inaugurated. In 1989, Carnegie Mellon was the first school to offer a Master and Ph.D. in Computational Design (CD). This essay outlines that history. The Eastman Years We are truly legatees of Charles “Chuck” Eastman, and no history of computer-aided architectural design is complete without reference to him. Eastman came to Carnegie- Mellon in the early 1970s. He created the doctoral program in build- ing sciences at the School of Architecture. In the fall of 1989, the School of Architecture began offering Master and Ph.D. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Technology Architecture + Design Taylor & Francis

Prolegomena to Computational Design

Technology Architecture + Design , Volume 6 (2): 6 – Jul 3, 2022

Prolegomena to Computational Design

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OP / POSITIONS In 1989, I left Scotland for the Carnegie Mellon School of Prolegomena to Architecture to help revamp the graduate program in the build- ing sciences. Together with other colleagues, including Ömer Computational Design Akin, Ulrich Flemming, and Rob Woodbury, we shared a com- mon vision for applying computing to design problems, each of us contributing a different background or expertise. The program reflected our work and research, with a curriculum and ethos looking...
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© 2022 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
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2475-143x
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2475-1448
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10.1080/24751448.2022.2114232
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Abstract

OP / POSITIONS In 1989, I left Scotland for the Carnegie Mellon School of Prolegomena to Architecture to help revamp the graduate program in the build- ing sciences. Together with other colleagues, including Ömer Computational Design Akin, Ulrich Flemming, and Rob Woodbury, we shared a com- mon vision for applying computing to design problems, each of us contributing a different background or expertise. The program reflected our work and research, with a curriculum and ethos looking beyond computer-aided design. To name the program, I invented “computational design,” as design is com- putational in nature. The moniker stuck, and the “discipline for developing or applying computation to problems with their ori- gins in design” was inaugurated. In 1989, Carnegie Mellon was the first school to offer a Master and Ph.D. in Computational Design (CD). This essay outlines that history. The Eastman Years We are truly legatees of Charles “Chuck” Eastman, and no history of computer-aided architectural design is complete without reference to him. Eastman came to Carnegie- Mellon in the early 1970s. He created the doctoral program in build- ing sciences at the School of Architecture. In the fall of 1989, the School of Architecture began offering Master and Ph.D.

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Technology Architecture + DesignTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 3, 2022

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