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Design to Deliver
June 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ben Juckes, Associate with the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign
Sign-in & Networking : 5:30 p.m.
Discussion & Q+A:
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Free & open to the public
Design to Deliver
Technology has always impacted the AEC industry, enhancing the ability to design, produce, communicate, and fabricate. As the tools of the trade continue to become more sophisticated and accessible, existing methodologies need to be constantly reassessed and conventional practice challenged to improve our ability to build ever better buildings. The Yazdani Studio tackles this problem head on, seeing process and workflow as an evolving design problem.
Ben will discuss the creative thinking behind his studio’s DIY tool-making process, customizable workflows, and automation controls which enable them to connect the sketchbook to the documentation set, design for longer, and explore the entire solution space of possibilities.
- How to deconstruct and challenge our project deliverables, to build customizable workflows.
- Understanding your toolkit, knowing when to add and subtract.
- Automation control, how to avoid redundancy and falling into the complexity trap.
- How to influence office culture, leverage complementary skillsets and explore the potential.
Ben Juckes is an Associate with the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary architecture and design practice which is a laboratory for exploration and experimentation. Since joining the Yazdani Studio he has worked on a wide range of typologies, from the award-winning hybrid student “maker space” and housing building – Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah, to cultural projects in Los Angeles and Jerusalem, and significant high-end residential developments in Dubai.
Ben is embedded in and provides design leadership across the studio’s research initiatives and active projects, and is instrumental in developing a variety of DIY tools and custom workflows that challenge conventional practice and change the way we think about architecture.