Architects have a lot more to gain from the tech world than software—namely, management techniques.
It has become unusual to design architecture without computers, but the convenience and expedience come at a price. Many firms now must spend time developing their own algorithms, scripts, and plugins to coax the software into producing the designs they want. To aid this process, they often hire computational designers and expect their design staff to be familiar with computational concepts, such as programming and parametric modeling.
Although many architects can program, they don’t program like software engineers. In the book Elements of Parametric Design (Routledge, 2010), Robert Woodbury, a professor at Simon Frazer University, in Vancouver, Canada, describes designers as “amateur programmers.” They do enough to accomplish the task at hand, but they don’t have the time or inclination to do it strategically.
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