ACADIA | NOMA | AUTODESK Computational Design Workshop

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On September 10, 2021 ACADIA and Autodesk are returning with support for the Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition with a special seminar geared specifically towards NOMAS. The details are below.




Environmental Design and Analysis in Early-Stage Planning with Autodesk FormIt

Specially organized for members of NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) Student Chapters competing in this year’s 2021 NOMA Student Design Competition. Autodesk is collaborating with ACADIA to provide a series of free engagements exploring FormIt – a web-based interface which allows designers to perform environmental analysis. This web-based platform will allow competition participants to:

• Model or import early stage designs (massing level of detail)

• Assess the energy impact of the building design (using a measure of Energy Use Intensity, one of the standard benchmarks of operational carbon)

• Assess the solar impact of their projects (for example, to drive the use of photovoltaics or glazing)

Attendance is FREE to all NOMAS students participating in the 2021 Competition.


Hands-On FormIT Workshop: Friday September 10, 2021 12noon – 1:00pmEDT (11:00am-12noon CDT / 10:00-11:00am MDT / 9:00-10am PDT)

Results Analysis / Q&A / Live Chat: Monday September 1`3, 2021 3:30-4:30pm EDT (2:30-3:30 CDT / 1:30-2:30 MDT / 12:30-1:30 PDT)

Office Hours: September 24, 2021 time: TBD

Upon registering, you will receive an email with workshop instructions and a zoom link unique to the email with which you registered for the workshop.

If you have questions, please submit them via this form.

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By registering for the workshop, you agree to the terms of ACADIA’s Code of Conduct.