Structuring Material

Spring 2016 Grant Recipient


Jeana Ripple (Architecture) In the past five years, architecture and building technology industries have experienced a proliferation of "performance-aided design tools" - digital tools that are widely accessible for the first time across disciplines and in the early phases of design. These tools are important becaues of the need for improved efficiency in building technologies ranging from optimized material sourcing to structural or mechanical performance efficiency. New technology makes these objectives increasingly accessible. How will this change the building profession? What is the range of applications in contemporary practice and in cutting-edge research? The GGII grant will enable further research with European engineering partners and research institutes.