The Architect’s Newspaper is hosting this years “Facades+ PERFORMANCE” conference on April 11th through 12th in New York City. The event is a two-day symposium and workshops, where experts in the AEC industry will analyze, discuss, and debate the development, implementation, and maintenance of high-performance building enclosures.
Frank Gehry’s GTeam 3D Modeling Platform
When I saw the pilot demo of architect Frank Gehry’s long-term goal to bring 3D Modeling—which is the basis for many of his renowned, contoured projects—to a cloud environment last October in New York City, I wondered how the new technology would hold up under commercial use.
In reaching Gehry Technologies’ Los Angeles office, I got the answer:
You can read the full Q&A session on Walls & Ceilings (wconline.com): Architect Profile: Neil Meredith
Working on an elaborate ceiling structure of the world’s tallest building in Dubai was no easy task.
You can read the entire journal here:
Journal of Building Information Modeling (JBIM) | Fall 2012
By Alex Kunz, VP Global Services from Gehry Technologies
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Over the last decade or so we have heard the buzz of parametric design and experimented with the physical possibilities that come with digital fabrication. There is no question that our primary push forward lies in research labs and institutes synthesizing new materials and scripting new algorithms for generative or morphogenetic design. We have dipped our feet into the sea of what digital architecture can be, but we are still in the experimental phase.
Frank Gehry has made quite an impact on the architecture industry, and Gehry Technologies, a company born from the research and development team of Gehry Partners in 2002, is on track to living up to the Gehry legacy with its new BIM tools it has released and acquired.
A new A/E/C-centric collaboration and communication hub from Gehry Technologies has promise to put your project team on cloud power, whatever the size of your A/E/C firm.
When Marc Benioff launched its web-hosted CRM software Salesforce.com in 1999, he ruffled more than a few feathers by declaring "The End of Software." Benioff's eulogy for traditional shrink-wrapped software — the kind that you need to install in a desktop or laptop computer in order to operate — may have been a bit premature.
Facebook has commissioned world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to design its first custom-built campus.
Read the full article on PCWorld.com:
Facebook Reveals Gehry Design for Ambitious New Campus
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'Most Important Architect' Puts 3D Models in Mobile Cloud
For more than two decades the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry was an IT laggard. This was especially true when compared to other industries, including the cottage one called Hollywood.
The 8 Spruce Street skyscraper, designed by architect Frank Gehry, now stands as one of the most distinctive features of the Manhattan skyline. The 1.1 million-square-foot building (originally known as Beekman Tower and currently marketed as “New York by Gehry”) is predominantly residential, although the lower stories house a city public school and office space for the New York Downtown Hospital. Measuring at 870 feet in height, the tower is the tallest of its kind in North America.
The BIM (building information modeling) technology market has seen quite a bit of movement as of late. Trimble’s acquisition of SketchUp and Autodesk’s acquisition of Vela Systems are two examples this year alone. But it isn’t just the big tech players that are making all the moves.
Gehry Technologies is a spinoff of the architecture firm founded by Frank Gehry, a pioneer in using digital technologies to plan his buildings. Gehry is known for the curved, rippling facades of buildings like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle.
When Frank Gehry planted his shapely Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, he changed the field of architecture forever.
Gehry Technologies, a software company created by architect Frank Gehry to develop and apply technology to the building industry, today announced the free preview availability of GTeam, a cloud-based 3D, file management and project collaboration platform purpose-built for AEC industry professionals and building owners.
Gehry Technologies' new browser-based tool is designed to bring architects, contractors, and building owners a little closer together — even if they're all using different software.
Gehry Technologies is offering a free preview of its new cloud-based 3D file-management and project collaboration platform. Until Sept. 30, anyone can try out the service, which GT calls the first web-based viewer developed specifically for use by the building team.
GTeam could be the web-based project tool the industry wanted 15 years ago. Searching clash reports by time is only one of the novel things it can do.
Make it Right is proud to announce the completion of the Frank Gehry-designed, New Orleans’ duplex in the Lower 9th Ward. The colorful, LEED Platinum home is part of an affordable and sustainable community that is currently being developed by Brad Pitt’s Make It Right foundation within the NOLA neighborhood most devastated from Hurricane Katrina.
"Throwing a big hat into the ring of software developers offering digital project-management tools for the AEC industry, Gehry Technologies (GT)—a company founded by Gehry Partners’s research and development team members in 2002—has launched a free preview period for GTeam, a cloud-based, 3D modeling, file-sharing, and project collaboration platform that can run on any Web-enabled device."
Frank Gehry attributes part of his success to 3D technology that allows buildings to be simulated before a brick is laid
"Frank Gehry has transformed the face of architecture. From the titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the Seattle Centre’s EMP Museum and the residential Opus Hong Kong, his use of materials has been innovative, and he attributes part of his success to an increasingly well-used computer program.
Time with company: 4 months
Education: Bachelor of Arts in business administration Hofstra University; MBA Babson College
Company headquarters: Los Angeles
Countries of operation: U.S. China, Hong Kong, Korea, France, UAE, Mexico, Qatar, Brazil
Number of employees total: About 135
Number of employees the CFO oversees: 6
“GT, with its virtual model, demonstrated that it could visualize the hexagons in the right position,” noted Castaño. “However, it is not always apparent how to transform the graphics into solid construction." The surface orientation and curvature varied at every point, sometimes minimally, which complicated the design of the façade. This and other difficulties made a secondary structure necessary—one based on seemingly impossible requirements:
Fernando Romero retained Gehry Technologies (GT), founded by famed architect Frank Gehry, to coordinate the complex 3-D engineering of the building. The firm is known for its Digital Project™ software, a suite of powerful building-information modeling and management tools. “This software enables engineers to visualize all construction disciplines in one tridimensional model, preventing conflict and allowing real-time changes,” said Roel Castaño, Geometrica vice president.
"More and more, building owners and designers are aiming for major increases in sustainability, efficiency and economy in new projects, and they are turning to technology to achieve those goals. This trend toward sustainability is broad. Consultants McKinsey found that a majority of executives now consider sustainability to be a “very” or “extremely” important objective. It is up to contractors and builders to deliver on these design goals, and intelligent building information modeling (BIM) can enable teams to do just that.
The market for building information modeling (BIM) software and services is still nascent, but evolving rapidly. As energy conservation and carbon emissions become increasingly important issues, the adoption of BIM tools and practices will become a higher priority, since they can significantly affect the efficient use of scarce and valuable resources. According to a new report from Pike Research, annual worldwide revenue for BIM products and services solutions will grow from $1.8 billion in 2012 to almost $6.5 billion in 2020."
"Gehry Technologies, CSI Global Services, Pty, Ltd., Avineon and PCO Innovation are the first four Autodesk CSI partners with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) expertise. The CSI Partner Program helps empower these companies to better serve their customers by expanding their consulting services to firms seeking to transform business and design workflows.
China has welcomed the first Frank Gehry building in Asia in the form of the Opus, a 12-story residential tower in Hong Kong. The building is on a road which winds through Happy Valley to the Peak of Hong Kong Island where residents will be able to overlook the metropolis and harbor.
ArchitectMagazine.com invites different thought leaders from the architecture community to share their insights about the future of architecture and the ways technology and the economy are shaping the industry.
This week you can watch Alex Kunz, VP of Global Services at Gehry Technologies, speak briefly on Reengineering Process and Contracts.
You can read the full article posted on travel.yahoo.com
Top 10 coolest new buildings according to Travel + Leisure:
1. New York by Gehry (GT)
New York City
"Gehry Technologies serves architects, engineers, builders and others with their design software and services, including 3D modeling and building information management. IDG News Service quizzed Chief Technology Officer Dennis Shelden on his priorities, challenges and insights"
"DG News Service (Boston Bureau) — Name: Dennis Shelden
Time with company: 10 years.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. in Computation and Architectural Design from the Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCompany headquarters: Los Angeles
Number of countries: U.S., China, France, UAE
"His wildly curvy buildings with what seem to be randomly fragmented facades break all kinds of architectural precedents. They can leave innocent onlookers totally uncomprehending, yet also in awe. If Gehry has generated a puzzled public with his buildings, it seems to be a pleased public at the same time."
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Gehry Technologies (GT) intends to expand its building information modeling (BIM) consulting services and continue development of its design and project management technology, drawing upon $10 million in Series B financing that the firm recently secured. This round of financing, led by Autodesk with participation from Dassault Systemes and private investors, brings total funding to $15 million.
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