The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum, in association with the AIA|LA Technology in Architectural Practice Committee and ABC Imaging, is pleased to announce the next event in a monthly series focusing on the intersection of Design and Information Technology.


Advanced Design Concept Development at Buro Happold

DATE: Wednesday February 22, 2012,   FREE      
TIME: Lecture 7pm,   6pm Wine and Cheese
WHERE: Buro Happold, 9601 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City CA 90232

Post event libations and filler @ To be announced location

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Steve Chucovich LEED AP
Associate Principal Buro Happold Los Angeles

Steve will moderate a presentation by the advanced design team of Buro Happold. The presentation will showcase innovative design concepts employed by Buro Happold's computational designers and physicist's in conjunction with BH's design partners.

The opportunities to make the next generation of buildings will require a dramatic shift in the way we conceive and build. It will also require a new attitude and new tools to respond to the complexity of physical and knowledge based systems required in complex buildings.

With the advent of tessellate or active facades, lighter and stiffer materials, extraordinary height and the somewhat elusive concept of zero energy, coupled with the need to morph as program uses evolve buildings are moving closer to the concept of living organisms.

The response was to develop a studio that begins to explore and better define these ideas into real projects. While there have been theoretical explorations, the teamís goal was to apply the knowledge and expertise to real projects and to test these ideas in the real world.

This has required a shift in process thinking, the development of new tools and resources that cross design cultures and disciplines. Problem solving shows itself in integrated and elegant solutions.

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About Steve:
Steve Chucovich has over three decades of experience in planning, architecture and urban design, and spent 23 years as Principal of ArchitectureDenver, a Colorado based design practice. His experience includes large-scale urban, infrastructure and transportation planning projects such as the Millennium Bridge, a landmark in downtown Denver that received the merit award from the American Institute of Architects, Denver chapter in 2002. Presently, he is working on design and consulting engagements for Buro Happold where his project and design management experience has proven vital to the successful delivery of a worldwide portfolio of innovative projects that emphasize sustainable living through building design, orientation, and the individualís interaction with the built environment.

About Buro Happold:
Buro Happold is a practice of problem solvers working in the built and natural environment tackling the hardest issues that are most relevant to buildings, cities and strategic plans. Renowned as design innovators in the built environment, Buro Happold uses model based, integrative design to deliver high performance, value and efficiency while reducing waste and embodied energy.

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About the LADTF:

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is a collective organization representing a wide cross-section of architecture and engineering firms and academic institutions around the Los Angeles basin. It serves to increase awareness of technological innovations in design and construction, and to foster their application throughout the Los Angeles design community. By connecting a diverse audience of designers, engineers, builders and owners who have widely varying conceptions of technology in their work, we hope to create new opportunities for efficiency and creativity.

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is coordinated by Marty Doscher, Reg Prentice, Dennis Shelden, Randy Jefferson, and Kurt Komraus.

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