Future of Design in New York City is an annual conference to energize the community of structural engineers, architects, artists, fabricators, and builders by exploring new ways of designing, building, and collaborating. The conference is interactive, hands-on, experimental, forward-looking and broad in its reach with an aim to maximize the exchange of innovative and provocative ideas between participants.
During the first Future of Design Conference in NYC, in 2017, accomplished engineers and researchers paired up with emerging and innovative designers to present ideas on what the future holds for structural engineering. We also explored the future of our practice and how as designers we adapt to ever changing contexts with increasing complexity.
The second Future of Design Conference in NYC will take place on April 28, 2018 at the Education Alliance. We will be exploring intersections between our disciplines and hear about collaborations between engineers, architects, artists, fabricators, developers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and more. We hope you will share your most interesting collaborative experience, discuss and debate about how it happened and what it suggests for the future of design.
Thoughts from some of last year’s attendees:
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Followed by Cocktail Reception
Manny Cantor Center
197 East Broadway
Presentations, Panel Discussions, Workshop, Reception
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We want you to get involved in this year’s conference! Tell us a story about a collaborative project. Film yourself telling this story and send it in before March 15th for 50% off your ticket price.
Designers for the built environment rarely work in isolation. This conference hopes to share some untold stories of collaboration. But we need you!
How do you collaborate with people from different disciplines in your projects? Have you worked with people you would never expect? How about an international collaborator? Tell us a story about one of your interesting collaborations in professional or academic work designing for the built environment. Or tell us a story about a favorite collaboration from history that inspires you.
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Sponsors can choose from the following 4 tiers to support the conference.
Program sponsors will be specially acknowledged during one of the following program events:
The first edition of the IABSE Future of Design conference in the United States was held on April 29, 2017 in New York City. Over 160 professionals and academics attended the day conference.
The 2017 edition was organized around 4 sessions bringing together engineers, architects, industry experts and academic researchers to discuss and shape the future of the industry: Future of Design, Future of Practice, Future Contexts and New Solutions and Design Workshop. More information below. The full 2017 program can be found here .
Program of the first edition of Future of Design conference
Pictures from the first edition of Future of Design conference
All photos courtesy Paul Laroque
Virginia Montgomery graphically recorded presentations and panel discussions at Future of Design 2017.
The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is a scientific / technical association that was founded in 1929, in Switzerland and has members in over 100 countries. It’s aim is to promote the exchange of knowledge and advance our profession globally. IABSE engages all aspects of structural engineering: the science and art of planning, design, construction, operation, monitoring and inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and preservation, demolition and dismantling of structures, taking into consideration technical, economic, environmental, aesthetic and social aspects of design.
If you are not yet a member, please consider joining here. Members will enjoy a discount on all future IABSE events, access to the wealth of information that is the library of current and past publications and a copy of the quarterly journal of the SEI (Structural Engineering International), the leading international journal of structural engineering.
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