The construction industry is beginning to see transformations to supply chains that haven’t experienced disruption in decades. The workforce is being challenged to retool with new digital skills. Architects and engineers are seeing their work augmented with data-driven automation and increasingly capable algorithms. In his lecture, Nate Miller will discuss the technological disruptions that are changing the world of construction and how these transformations are leading towards a new era of performance for buildings and the people who make them.

Data Cycles, Capable Machines, and the Future of Work
Data Cycles, Capable Machines, and the Future of Work

Nathan Miller

Nate Miller is the founder and CEO of PROVING GROUND – a digital design agency that delivers data-driven solutions to architecture, engineering, and construction businesses. Nate has worked with some of the most reputable organizations in the building industry to create strategies and software that connect builders with data to realize performance. Nate’s work in data and computation has impacted the design and delivery of a wide range of built environments including stadiums, skyscrapers, hospitals, and museums.

Nate has authored numerous free and open source tools that are widely used by building professionals and researchers with the aim of improving designer productivity. Among these tools are the popular Grasshopper and Dynamo plug-ins LunchBox, Rhynamo, and Slingshot.

As a leader in the field of computation in architecture, Nate has lectured about data and computation at venues including ACADIA, Facades+, AIA TAP, Building Connections Congress, USC BIM Symposium, and Now Next Future. Nate is also an avid writer and has authored numerous articles focused on emerging technology, industry trends, and business strategy. You can read his work in publications including Architect Magazine, Building Design + Construction, and the Proving Ground blog.

Data Cycles, Capable Machines, and the Future of Work
Data Cycles, Capable Machines, and the Future of Work