GenerativeComponents Student Showcase at Yale

From right to left, students Jason Bond, Tomek Smierzchalski, Aude Jomini & Patrick Conner

On Wednesday evening, March 25th, an audience gathered in Rudolph Hall for a showcase of student projects from the Yale School of Architecture. Students from Professor John Eberhart's first year studio shared their designs, developed using Bentley's GenerativeComponents (GC), with an audience of local design professionals.

Michael Hensley, a local professional, commented "The student presentations were intriguing and the variety of work presented displayed the broad range of possibilities that GC contains."  The student projects sparked many questions and an interesting discussion between the presenters and the practicing architects and engineers in the audience.

For those of you who missed this Showcase, sponsored by Be Careers Network, here are a few glimpses of the student projects.

Jason Bond's "Delaunay Pavillion" played with a point set reconstruction in GC:  

Tomek Smierzchalski's "Parametric Study" was inspired by the helix of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim, leveraging GC to explore endless design iterations:

Tomek Smierzchalski & Dong Fang Gao (who was unable to attend) used GC to another design purpose with their Parametric furniture surfaces:

Dong Fang Gao also recreated and examined the BMW Welt building in Munich through the power of GC:

Patrick Conner's project was based upon a space grid, manipulating simple geometry to create an optimal design in GC:

Aude Jomini used the logic of the facade of Mansilla & Tunon's Leon Auditorium. Then, using cut and paste GC scripting, she worked through various possibilities until she produced a design that satisfied her:

It was a pleasant evening presentation, for all concerned, and we thank these Yale students for sharing their inspired GC projects with the local design community.