Lately, I've written a few pieces that focus on the techy and performance side of architecture. The experience made me get up to date on the language and processes of digital design, tout de suite. I have pretty rusty CAD skills, so I'm glad I am on the writing side of equation. Clearly, the forces of BIM and performance-based design are powerful and changing the profession from the inside out, leaving some folks scrambling and others guiding Utopian visions, so it looks like I'll be tracking (more like chasing behind a speeding bus) this one for a while.
Two pieces showed up in Architect:
Technology: BIM Streamlines, and Blurs Lines (it's the first in a series) and from the news section: CASE Study, SOM and Rensselaer Polytechnic launch a collaborative research center.