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Fall 2016 Student Lecture Series: Brian Ringley

Out of Our Hands: Interoperability, Convergence, & Autonomy in Architectural Practice

Robotic light pavilion long exposure photograph

Robotic light pavilion long exposure photograph, Introduction to Robotic Automation for Architectural Manufacturing, Pratt GAUD. Student credit: Eunmee Hong

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for Out of Our Hands: Interoperability, Convergence, & Autonomy in Architectural Practice, a public lecture by Brian Ringley, on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.


Brian Ringley is a design technology specialist at Woods Bagot, where he integrates computational methods for model data interoperability, performance-driven design, and geometric rationalization for fabrication and construction into project production through platform training, bespoke applications, and intensive project support. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati DAAP, CUNY City Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, +FARM, and the AA Visiting School, and currently teaches courses on experiential AR/VR environments, data-driven parametric design, interoperable workflow convergence, and robotic automation for architectural manufacturing at Pratt Institute's Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program. He has lectured at Kansas State University IAPD and NYC's Center for Architecture and has presented at numerous events including Autodesk University, the Revit Technology Conference, Shape to Fabrication, and the TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference. His work has been published in Data-Driven Design and Construction (Randy Deutsch, Wiley, 2015) and Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students (Jason S. Johnson and Joshua Vermillion, Routledge, 2016) and will also be featured in the forthcoming Convergence: An Integrated Framework for Architecture (Deutsch, Wiley, 2017). Prior to Woods Bagot, he worked for R&Sie(n) in Paris, Dellekamp Arquitectos in Mexico City, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in NYC and London. Brian runs the design technology education website and podcast Designalyze along with Zach Downey.

Construction of cable-net façade with artificial turf-swaddled ferns

Construction of cable-net façade with artificial turf-swaddled ferns, Lost in Paris, R&Sie(n)

CNC-machined laminated Baltic birch plywood

CNC-machined laminated Baltic birch plywood, Special Topics in Digital Media, University of Cincinnati DAAP. Student credits: Trevor Jordan, Austin Weller, YoonJin Kim, and Brian Turcza

Laser cut deep textured aluminum rolled into conical form

Laser cut deep textured aluminum rolled into conical form, +FARM Silo City

Penthouse façade panel variation study with attractor curves

Penthouse façade panel variation study with attractor curves, Woods Bagot Design Technology