This course explores the theme of technological innovation in the field of architecture, delving into the many and varied aspects of the topic. The Grimshaw firm share their professional experience through numerous high technological
impact architectural projects. The video presents the experience and advice that have enabled these practices to expand and reach an international design level; to this day, their successful works are of major architectural relevance in all aspects. Closely
examining past flagship designs and future projects, the course provides valuable examples and the useful analysis tools the firms have evolved during their successful professional pathway. The firms offer insights and inspiration on recent construction
techniques, shared from their decades of experience at the highest levels in the architectural field, providing a forum for discussion and a significant study opportunity for all architects keen to learn more about these two international-level architectural
practices’ dynamics, in which technology and innovation are a clear imprint of their own design approach.
These videos were created to provide new operational tools and foster greater knowledge about the architectural design process via:
- international architects’ operational experiences
- cross-references to international projects that
have earned recognition for a high degree of technological innovation
- strategies and solutions for implementing international projects involving the development of innovative construction technologies and techniques
- knowledge about materials and technical tips and tricks used in the case studies presented
Users can access the course using any recent web browser.Data is stored in a database for subsequent use (presence checks, user data, comprehension questions).To monitor course participants, the following will be performed:
login identification using a user ID and password, sent to participants after registration
the total connection time of each user and the percentage of the videos viewed using the SCORM system
- Completion of final assessment questionnaire, with question sets of a suitable level to evaluate learning and listening comprehension of the topics covered, with a minimum passing grade of 70%
About the Architect
Grimshaw was founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980. The practice became a Partnership in 2007 and operates worldwide with offices in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Doha employing over 500 staff. Grimshaw’s international portfolio covers all major sectors, and has been honored with over 200 international design awards for its commitment to design excellence. The company’s work is characterized by strong conceptual legibility, innovation and a rigorous approach to detailing, all underpinned by the principles of humane, enduring and sustainable design. The practice is dedicated to the deepest level of involvement in the design of its buildings in order to deliver projects that meet the highest possible standards of excellence. Grimshaw projects respond to the needs and resources of the contemporary world. The buildings produced come from a detailed understanding of the functions they must fulfill, the conditions they have to provide and the materials from which they are constructed. The Company’s objective is to create a built environment that uses the planet’s resources carefully, guiding design to create something completely unique.
Andrew Whalley, Grimshaw partner and Deputy Chairman has worked in the practice since 1986 and was Partner in Charge of the New York office during his first ten years with the Company. He is currently a sessional lecturer at Milan Polytechnic’s Department of Architecture and Urban Studies. As a member of the Chairman’s Office, Whalley is in charge of Company identity and philosophy.