College of Architecture and Planning Guest Lecture Series 2017-18
We're Not Obsolete... Yet:
Design in the Post-professional World of Design-build & Artificial Intelligence
Troy Thompson Is a member of the AIA, registered LEED AP, & a Managing Partner at Smith Group/JJR the 2017-2018 Firm in Residence (supported through the Emens Distinguished Professorship program).
This presentations offers a picture of societal trends that are dramatically affecting how design and planning will be delivered in the near future. Technological shifts such as Artificial Intelligence, 3-D printing and the democratization of knowledge will cause the design fields to re-think how design and construction relate to one another. These trends will also force a rethinking of the business model of design firms. Troy will present possible options for how the design office, as we know it today, can and must, evolve toward new practice models.
A short reception will follow the lecture in the CAP gallery.
Approved for 1 CEU by AIA and LA CES