Professional | ~1 hr.

Generative Design for Architects

Course | Outcomes and capabilities
In this learning path, you will learn workflows for incorporating computational design into your design process. We start by understanding the concepts of computational design and create a simple script using Dynamo. Next, we look at ways to incorporate design patterns into our workflows. Design patterns are repeatable solutions to common design problems. Finally, we introduce randomness as a design tool by creating a façade design tool.

In this learning path, you will learn workflows for incorporating computational design into your design process. We start by understanding the concepts of computational design and create a simple script using Dynamo.  Next, we look at ways to incorporate design patterns into our workflows. Design patterns are repeatable solutions to common design problems. Finally, we introduce randomness as a design tool by creating a façade design tool.

Course modules

~20 min.
Optimize Your Workflows with Generative Design Using Dynamo
Module

Automate daily repetitive tasks in Revit with Dynamo to be more efficient. In this module, you explore the Dynamo graph node by node to build a workflow that creates complex, parametric geometries in Revit quickly.

~20 min.
Creating Design Patterns Using Dynamo
Module

One of the benefits to computational design is the ability to consistently apply design logic across a variety of conditions. One way to do this is through the use of design patterns. A design pattern is a repeatable solution to a common design problem. In this module, we will look at how to create your own design patterns using Dynamo.

~20 min.
Using Random Numbers as a Design Tool with Dynamo
Module

Randomness is a useful design strategy but one that is difficult to implement manually. Computational design provides tools that make randomness much easier to incorporate. In this module, we’ll look at a workflow for generating random numbers using Dynamo. These random numbers will be used to create a design pattern for a building facade.