Founded by Autodesk Research in 2010, the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) is an annual event that attracts top architectural and building science researchers from around the world. Located in Toronto for the first time, SimAUD 2017 (May 21-24) featured workshops, keynote lectures, panel discussions, PechaKucha talks, and a record number of peer-reviewed paper presentations.
Highlights of SimAUD 2017 included the Project Discover paper and keynote by Autodesk's The Living design studio. Project Discover is a newly developed generative design workflow that was applied to Autodesk's new office at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.
Also featured in the program was recent Autodesk Research intern Justin Berquist's paper on generative design for HVAC systems, and SimAUD founder Azam Khan's short presentation on The Future of Designing Systems and Dasher 360.
With all talks scheduled in a single track, SimAUD has developed a reputation as a place for architects, engineers, urban designers, and computer scientists to share their perspectives and ideas on how simulation can have a positive impact on the built environment.
Autodesk's Alex Tessier and other SimAUD attendees share their ideas on how simulation can improve design