At the outset, I’d like to start by giving a preview of what’s to come with our first set of posts, and goals for afterwards as well. This blog will be about tech in architecture, but it’s important to note that this can mean many different things. Tech can be:

  • Technology – advancements in science, resources, and ideas
  • Technique – real-world applications of technology and methods at our disposal
  • Technical – analysis of work through knowledge and technology

All of these are important, but technology is what we think of when we consider where the industry is going and how we will adapt. When architects hear the word “technology,” they usually think of building technology: materials, assemblies, products, construction methods, and etc. However, when I think of technology, I envision the process of design itself that we engage in day to day. This blog will be mostly focused on the latter, because while we can often choose whether to make a high-tech building versus tried and true materials, the way in which we produce those designs has been forced to change many times over the years. And it will be forced to change again.

I’ve had experience and ideas with a number of emerging technologies in the design process and I’ll be expanding on them in the near future on these topics:

  • Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry
  • Visualization and Virtual Reality
  • Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • BIM
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cloud Computing and Connectivity
  • GIS and real-world data

While these posts will be mostly of use to other architects and design professionals, I’m sure there will be value to others as well. You may be interested in the process or in related fields that can make use of these techniques.

There are a few other ideas tangentially related to our business and tech that I’ll get into at another time. This can include things like code explanations and analysis, building violation case studies, legal case studies, and hypothetical concepts for open lots and existing buildings. But we’ll leave that for later. I hope you stick around and can make use of the resources to come at Dwyer Architecture.