sg2009:Building Vision

Smartgeometry held our yearly Workshop + Conference, this year entitled sg2009:Building Visions in San Francisco, CA, from March 25 - April 1, 2009. The event was in two parts, a four day Workshop, and a public conference beginning with Talkshop, followed by a Symposium. The sg2009 Workshop and Conference was a gathering of the global community of innovators and pioneers in the fields of architecture, design and engineering.


conference speakers


Lars Hesselgren, KPF

Brett Steele, Architectural Association
Visionary Platforms

Hugh Whitehead, Foster + Partners
Enabling Collective Visions

Master Class Summaries
Marty Doscher, Morphosis Architects
Brett Steele, Architectural Association
Chris Williams, Bath University
Mark Burry, RMIT University
Steve Sanderson, CASE Inc.

Jim McBride, Makani Power Inc.
A Framework for Thinking About Climate and Energy

Judit Kimpian and Josh Mason, Aedas, Jeroen Coenders, Arup
Sustainably Tall: Investment, Energy, Life Cycle?

J Parrish, ArupSport
Parametrics - Is There a Choice?

David Kasik, Boeing
Parametrics - Massive Model Visualization

Marty Doscher, Morphosis Architects
Digital Design and Tectonics for Buildings Made by Humans

Mark Burry, RMIT University
Realistic Optimism

Christopher Barlieb, CDMB Architects
Architecture with Architects: Way Towards Fluidity

Chris Williams, Bath University
Parametric Design and Optimization, A Historical Perspective

Steve Downing, Arup, Dominik Holzer, AEC Connect
Optioneering - Linking Parametric Geometry to Building Performance Analysis

Lars Hesselgren, KPF, Hugh Whitehead, Foster + Partners


Huw Roberts, Bentley Systems, Incorporated,

Makai Smith, Bentley Systems,
Incorporated GenerativeComponents Update

Volker Mueller, Bentley Systems,
Incorporated Applied Research Group

Martin Tamke, CITA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Digital Crafting - Narratives of Making

Mehran Gharleghi, Architectural Association
Adaptive Pneus - Inflatable Adaptable Facade Project

Sean Ahlquist, Stuttgart University, AA
Springs and Cylindrical Morphologies

Stig Anton Nielsen, MAA
Metro Mechanics - GenerativeComponents Based Rule Generated Subway Station Designs

Chris Chalmers, CCA
Experimenting with the Concept of Gradient in Spatial Production and Spatial Affect

Ben Coorey, University of Technology Sydney and Woods Bagot
State of Poise - The Unfolding Dynamics of Research and Practice

Jenny Sabin, Sabin+Jones LabStudio and University of Pennsylvania
Matrix Architecture

Achim Menges, Stuttgart University, AA
Morphology and Performance, Computational Modulations

Brady Peters, CITA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
Parametric Acoustic Surfaces

Kaustuv DeBiswas, MIT
Springy Thingy: Drawing with Forces

Robert Woodbury, SIAT Simon Fraser University
Patterns for Parametric Design

Jonathan Rabagliati and Przemyslaw Jaworski, Foster + Partners
Playing with the Rules

Kyle Steinfeld, Pratt Institute
Reflective Tool Craft

Adam Davis, Foster + Partners
The Black Box: Seeing Value in What's Hidden

Mirco Becker, KPF
Noise, Exceptions and Uncertainty

Martha Tsigkari, Foster + Partners
Information Architectonics

Joy Ko, Brown & RISD
Mathematics in Design: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities

Onur Yüce Gün, KPF
The World's Addiction to Computational Self Satisfaction

Shane Burger, Grimshaw Architects
Design as a Team Sport

Jeroen Coenders, Arup
BIM ++

Axel Kilian, Delft University of Technology
Design Exploration


Platinum sponsor


Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. We offer solutions for the infrastructure lifecycle: from buildings to bridges, transit to utilities, clean energy to clean water. Bentley Systems applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modelling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure.