Courtesy Sidewalk Labs Replica analysis of Main Street in Kansas City, Mo.

This Week in Tech: Portland Pilots a Sidewalk Labs Data Collection Tool

Plus, Autodesk and Unity Technologies launch a real-time editing VR/AR tool for BIM, the Harvard GSD launches an online canon to celebrate architects of color, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane According to a GeekWire article, the city of Portland,...
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Joel Simon uses a complex mapping process to evolve different floor plans, drawing upon algorithms inspired by biology and neural networks. (Courtesy Joel Simon)

Could buildings be evolved instead of designed?

What if we could “breed” buildings to be more efficient? Artist, designer, and programmer Joel Simon is writing programs to find out. By Drew Zeiba What if we could “breed” buildings to be more efficient? That’s the provocation by artist, designer, and programmer Joel Simon, who...
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As of December 2018, 115,316 architects are now practicing in the 55 U.S. jurisdictions, according to NCARB's survey. (Daniel McCullough via Unsplash)

NCARB figures show number of architects continues to grow

NCARB released data on how many architects there are in the United States in 2019, showing a 13 percent rise over the past decade. By Sydney Franklin The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced that the number of architects in the United States...
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