Design Study Tour – Day 4

Today was the last day of the trip. We had two visits in one location.

It starts with a presentation by Luke Ogrydziak, an architect in SF area. He talked about the impact of digital tools on the way he approaches to the design problem using two projects, about 10 years apart. He mentioned how the material differences between different media influences the way he thinks and designs. He also talks about the importance of resisting the temptation to fall in love with the very first idea that you come up with.

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Marco Broccardo from DeSimone engineering firm who specialized high-rise and building with complex geometry told our students the way complex buildings are designed and constructed. Using Gehry's Disney Concert Hall in LA by Gehry and the Art Gallery in Alberta by Rendall Stout as examples, Marco explained the role of engineering design firms in such a project. Overall, it was a very powerful learning experience for me personally. I hope it was the case for all the students who travelled.

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