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Join the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA), the AIANY Future of Practice Committee, and a distinguished body of global computational design leaders on Saturday, November 6, for a one-day symposium to explore how computational thinking can be used to solve design problems. In our morning session, cutting-edge innovators will reflect on how computational thinking has influenced their work. Afterwards, workshop tables will conceive of computational solutions to complex, topical problems. Symposium attendees will be empowered to approach the impending future of computation in architecture with confidence.


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Welcome & Introductions

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Keynote #1

Randy Deutsch, FAIA, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Industry Showcase

Kayleigh Houde, AIA, Global Computational Community Leader, Buro Happold
Violet Whitney, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Design Technologies, Columbia Universityand Director of Product Management, Sidewalk Labs
Robert Cervellione, AIA, AEC Workflow Specialist, Nvidia
Lorenzo Villaggi, Senior Research Scientist, The Living, Autodesk

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Sandeep Ahuja, Co-founder and CEO, Cove.Tool
Chang-Yeon Cho, AIA, Spatial Intelligence Director for Intelligent Places, Gensler
Emily Goldman, Director of NYC Civic Innovation Fellows Program, BetaNYC
Willy L. Zambrano, AIA, New York Region Representative, AIA Strategic Council; Founding Principal, ZAD
Roderick Bates, Head of Integrated Practice, Enscape

12:45 PM – 1:25 PM
Lunch & Networking

1:25 PM – 1:30 PM
Welcome Back

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Keynote #2 

Carlo Ratti,
Professor of Urban Technologies & Planning, Director at SENSEable City Lab, MIT

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Workshop Introduction

2:15 PM – 4:15 PM

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Workshop Presentations

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Suggested Reading:
Computational Thinking” (2006) by Jeannette M. Wing, Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

This event is offered in person and virtually; proof of vaccination (for those 12 and over) and masking are required in order to attend in person. Food and beverages will be served. Masks are recommended when not actively consuming food and beverages. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

If you register for an online ticket, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.


Organized by
AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee
  • Sponsored by
  • Supported by

    Hypar Inc. and Microsol Solutions

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