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Architecture | Design | Data – Practice Competency in the Era of Computation

DAC Leadership Series Session 1

A systemic transformation is underway in architectural design, engineering and construction. The discipline and profession of architecture is being reshaped in a moment where information, insight, and predictions generated during the design process no longer move into construction via paper drawings but rather through digital information. Other, more profound digital techniques yield fundamentally different workflows, responsibilities, and business models for architects. This talk will examine how the agency of architects, their methods of working, and the value propositions they make to the building enterprise are evolving in concert with technologies that are transforming building.

Join Philip Bernstein, Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer at Yale University School of Architecture, as we explore the future of architecture through the lens of design and technology. This event is part of the DAC Leadership Series.

About the Presenter:
Phillip G. Bernstein is an architect and technologist and Lecturer in Professional Practice at the Yale School of Architecture, where he has taught since 1988. He was formerly a Vice President at Autodesk, where he was responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology as well as cultivating and sustaining the firm’s relationships with strategic industry. Prior to joining Autodesk, he practiced architecture as a principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects where he managed many of the firm’s most complex commissions.

He writes and lectures extensively about practice and technology, and has been published in Architectural Record, Architecture, Architecture+Urbanism, Design Intelligence, Fast Company, Fortune, Architectural Design and Perspecta. Phil was honored twice by DesignIntelligence as one of the “30 Most Admired Educators in Architecture.” He received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with Distinction in Architecture from Yale University and a Master of Architecture also from Yale. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and former Chair of the AIA National Contract Documents Committee.