If you are going to Greenbuild in New Orleans this year then check out this presentation:

E10 – Data-Driven Design: Architecture in the Age of Information

Thursday, October 23 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM | MR 356


The Big Data revolution is changing every area of work and life—including buildings. Architecture has always reflected the cultural and commercial forces of its era, and today the most dominant force in society and industry is the proliferation of information resources. “Big Data” is information so vast that it exceeds the capacity of traditional knowledge management strategies and requires new techniques just to manage the volume alone. In this session, three leaders at the forefront of data-driven design will demonstrate how green building is benefiting from the age of information—and how it will evolve in the future. Traditionally, design has been dominated by the subjective taste, experience, and intuition of designers. More and more, however, advanced performance metrics and knowledge are changing how buildings are being conceived, developed, and operated. New data-driven techniques are allowing the design process to be driven more by rational, objective standards and achieve new heights of performance, and the emerging results are increasingly responsive environments finely tuned to people and place. Design can evolve much the way natural organisms do—but dramatically faster. This session will demonstrate how to mine Big Data to spur innovation and improve building performance.
Learning Objectives:
Identify growing sources of information they can apply to their practice and create higher-performing designs.
Create practical strategies for developing performance-driven design solutions.
Apply new techniques for managing knowledge about building performance.
Develop new methods for measuring and evaluating design excellence and impact.
GBCI Credit Hours: 1
AIA Credit Hours: 1 LU-HSW
Education Tracks: Special Set: Theatre in the Round
Event Type: Core Program > Session


Lance Hosey
Chief Sustainability Officer at RTKL
Washington, District of Columbia , United States

Luke Leung
Director, Sustainable Engineering Studio at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Clarendon Hills, Illinois , United States

David Fano
Partner / Managing Director at CASE
New York, New York , United States