DBL Director Coordinates New Graduate Program Concentration

Skanska Fully Coordinated Model

By Isra Hassan Atlanta, GA

Master of Science in Architecture: Building Information Systems 

Digital Building Lab Director Dennis Shelden coordinated the launch of a new School of Architecture concentration to their Master of Science in Architecture graduate program under the College of Design. The new program is set to take affect fall of 2018 and the Digital Building Lab will be a big part of connecting graduate students with the industry. 

The built environment of the future will be increasingly connected, embedded with information and technology, integrated across disciplinary boundaries and designed as integrated digital - physical systems.

The Building Information and Systems concentration has been developed to meet the challenges of designing, building, and operating this increasingly intelligent, automated, and digitally integrated building industry. Core theoretical topics pursued by the program include building information modeling, building engineering, supply chain and systems engineering, and software development.

This foundation is enhanced through additional, specialized concentrations in diverse topics including data modeling and interoperability, data analytics and artificial intelligence, virtual or augmented reality, and Internet of Things devices and systems. Through its association with the Digital Building Lab, the program has strong connections to industry internship programs and future career opportunities with leading architecture, engineering, and construction professional and tech companies.