The development of real-time interoperable analysis tools in recent years has allowed us to embed engineering simplicity, efficiency and economy in architectural form and more meaningful collaborations between architects and engineers. The talk explores the evolution of these tools in the past few years as well as showing some of the more recent developments and applications with specific reference to dynamic roof structures.

Daniel Bosia, Design Director at Thornton Tomasetti, is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers with an MSc in Structural and Bridge Engineering and a Master Degree in Architecture.

Over the past 22 years, he has collaborated with high profile international architects on groundbreaking projects like the Google Headquarters, the Vessel in Hudson Yards, the Taichung Opera House and the New Scottish Parliament Building.

Committed to research as well as practice, Daniel taught at Diploma School at the AA, he was Honorary Professor at Aalborg University and lectured in a number of Universities in Europe and the US including Harvard, Columbia, ETH, Bartlett, UPenn, IIT and Princeton.

A former co-founder of the Advanced Geometry Unit at Arup (AGU) and head of the Parametric Applied Research Team at AKT (Part), Daniel has been pushing the boundaries in Computational Design developing new digital design tools to promote the deep collaboration between architects and engineers.

Photos & Diagrams Courtesy of Thornton Tomasetti.
Wimbledon Court No 1 Photos Courtesy and Permission of AELTC/KSS.