This article takes an inside look at one of the most renowned and innovative architectural firms in the world today and explores their use of technology. Frank Gehry has always been synonymous with unconventional architecture, and it should be interesting to see how exactly the firm deploys software and hardware to conceptualize, visualize, and document these organic forms and guide their execution into real buildings that people can inhabit. In particular, with the growing interest of the architectural profession in building information modeling (BIM), it would be pertinent to find out if one of the most cutting-edge architectural firms does BIM, and if so, how.
Lachmi Khemlani is founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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