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VISION Keynote: The CNC Moment House and Alternative Design Approaches

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us in a great space for some good conversation!

This event provides 1.0 AIA HSW LU. Web registration required.



5:30 pm: Sign-in, networking
6:00 pm: Discussion, Q&A


Matthew Brooks, AIA


VISION sponsors:


Venue Sponsor:


New Rift Distillery


The CNC Moment House and Alternative Design Approaches

Program Description: This presentation will articulate how innovative design technology can redefine the process by which architects/makers create and fabricate the built environment.  This presentation will provide an historical context to what and why we make things, the transformational effects the computer has had on our design process and how we make the buildings and objects in our studio. Additionally, the presentation will show how the design and making process can be utilized on a community level to bring in stakeholders and broaden the outreach of the “architect”.


Learning Objective 1: Participants will understand the process of how fabrication changes design thinking and how plans, sections and elevations create a thinking of the assemblage of a building.

Learning Objective 2: Participants will understand the integration of a new design process within an architecture company and how that impacts small to large projects. (The CNC became the piece of paper)

Learning Objective 3: Participants will learn how the influence of branded environments affects the success of small business because of a new design process that allows customization and uniqueness.

Learning Objective 4: Participants will understand the benefits and pitfalls of combining architecture and fabrication companies.


Speaker Bio

Matthew is the owner and founder of Nomi Design. A registered architect in Kentucky, Indiana, New York and Tennessee, Matthew’s comprehensive body of work spans a wide variety of project types, and sizes. Informed by his experience working with Herbert Beckhard (a former partner of the Bauhaus master, Marcel Breuer), Matthew subscribes to the philosophy that the strength of any architectural project lies in its unique set of components: Variations in the type, scale, scope, history, and budget of a project influence innovation and design elements, thereby generating a uniquely specific response to each design challenge.

Matthew believes that architecture is a holistic practice that should be environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable. He challenges himself and the firm to consider each project in terms of ‘the bigger picture’, and to assimilate that understanding into relevant architecture that is an extension of the client’s vision paired with the architect’s talent. Since NOMI’s inception 2-1/2 years ago, they have received two AIA KY design awards and they were chosen as the Next Progressives design firm for the May 2017 edition of Architecture Magazine.



VISION is the “Architect’s Leadership Forum” of AIA Cincinnati, dedicated to professional advancement, firm development, and community outreach.


March 15
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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