DBL Affiliated Faculty Coordinate New Graduate Program Concentrations

Skanska Fully Coordinated Model

By Isra Hassan Atlanta, GA

Master of Science in Architecture: Building Information Systems, Design Computation, and Advanced Production 

The DBL affiliated design computation faculty have completed the development of new digital concentrations in the MS program. These new concentrations have been designed to better align with students’ specific interested and future career paths.

Digital Building Lab Director Dennis SheldenThanos Economou, and Keith Kaseman coordinated the launch of new School of Architecture concentrations to their Master of Science in Architecture graduate program under the College of Design. The new concentrations are set to take effect 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 SystemsDesign Computation, and Advanced Production concentrations have been developed to meet the challenges of designing, building, and operating this increasingly intelligent, automated, and digitally integrated building industry. For the Building Information and Systems concentrations, coordinated by Dennis Shelden core technical topics pursued by the programs include building information modeling, building engineering, supply chain and systems engineering, and software development. Advanced Production by Keith Kaseman will integrate advanced design, computation, and manufacturing technologies into workflows for the production of experimental spatial systems, material assemblies and buildings. Design Computation by Thanos Economou will investigate the role of shape in the structuring of information in the description, interpretation, and evaluation of architectural design.

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 the Internet of Things devices and systems. Through its association with the Digital Building Lab, these programs have strong connections to industry internship programs and future career opportunities with leading architecture, engineering, and construction professional and tech companies.