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Course Description

This is an ACE introductory-level digital design course focusing on computer software and its links to emerging fabrication technology. Participants will learn basic and intermediate digital modeling skills on Rhinocerous 5.0 and rendering skills using V-ray.

The class will explore laser cutting and 3D printing for small-scale objects such as physical site and massing models, as well as, CNC milling for larger-scaled, more complex objects such as millwork. The digital models produced in the class will be ready for fabrication.

As a participant, you will gain skills that will have direct professional implications as you will be better placed to complete architectural 3D-model projects, visualize your work and create direct links for file to fabrication procedures.

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course for your continuing education hours.

Course Structure

This four-session course is scheduled for Saturday mornings starting in January 2017. The class size is limited to 25 people. Participants will have opportunities to network over coffee during each class. There will be a catered lunch on the last day of the course. Access to computer facilities will be provided during the course but you are welcome to bring your own device.

Dates: Jan 21, 28; Feb 4, 11
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Architecture Building, Carleton University
Cost: $800 + HST

We reserve the right to cancel the course and refund all paid registrations should the minimum number of registrations not be met.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is designed for architects, technologists, engineers and/or graduate students interested in improving their skills in digital visualization. Senior level architects will also benefit from the knowledge. Please note that this is a non-credit course therefore no university credit would be earned.

Instructor Bio

JOHAN VOORDOUWJohan Voordouw is an Assistant Professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, Ottawa and a registered architect (ARB, UK). He has taught and practiced in the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands. Johan’s work has been extensively published and exhibited including in the Kunsthal for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2014), Royal Academy Summer Show in London (2010 & 2011) and the Venice Biennale (2010).

Johan completed his graduate studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and his undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Prior to his current teaching position he worked at the Leicester School of Architecture in the UK and worked for Foster + Partners’ London office.

Johan’s research interests include digital/analog hybrids, new methods of architectural craft, emerging modes of digital design practice and its connection to fabrication. He has recently published a chapter on the interiority of topological space and intends to continue on the success of his Weerkas project in developing new modes of architectural representation merging computation and established graphic arts technique.

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