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Building Information Modeling and the Parametric Boundary of Design
Sunderland, Eric J.

2010, MARCH, University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning : Architecture (Master of).
Technology has transformed the role of the architect and the profession over an arguably short period of time. With the invention of the printing press, the method of architectural representation has shifted from an entirely drafted form to an entirely digital form. Issues of efficiency, control, communication, and value contribute significantly to this transition. Value, as measured through the precision in the built form, has pushed architectural representation to clarify obscure and abstract intent, pushing for what some might label a transparency in design. The transition from hand-drawn to digitally drawn representation has additionally introduced new methods for approaching architectural problem solving, most notably in design forecasting, integrated practice, and multiple-solution design outcomes. Building Information Modeling and Parametric Modeling are current tools that make use of these new design methodologies. Beyond simple computer-aided-design representations (CAD), these tools combine functionality into a single three-dimensional digital model that enable the architect to run quantitative analyses during the design process. The result is a better-informed inquiry to arrive at substantially informed design outcomes. It is the goal of this thesis to evaluate the tools of representation against the issues of efficiency, control, communication, and value from architectural design to the built form. Moreover, it will be important to recognize the use implications of these tools, such as application in the academic realm, ethics of building science in architectural design, and perhaps most importantly the relationship between quantitative and qualitative input in design.
Patricia Kucker, MARCH (Committee Chair)
George Bible, MCiv.Eng (Committee Chair)
151 p.

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