“The Role of Digital technologies in Design of Large-Scale Transportation Projects"

Yehia Madkour, Cheney Chen, and Santiago Diaz

March 9, 2016, 12:30 - 14:20, SFU Surrey Room 5380

About the talk:

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Perkins+Will has been involved in the design and execution of a number of large-scale international multi-modal transportation hubs. The presentation will introduce the contribution of visual programing, dynamic crowd modeling, and building performance simulations in the early design stages of these projects, in which all the three speakers have been involved but played different roles. The presentation will include a live demonstration of parametric models and simulations, describe their purpose, benefits and limitations. In addition, the presentation will address recent use of virtual reality in the design review process.

About Speaker:

Yehia Madkour, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED® AP BD+C,
Project Architect, Associate,
Yehia’s experience spans architecture, urban planning and interior design with specific focus on transit stations and transit oriented developments. With interest in digital technology, research, and the design process, Yehia currently co-directs a Computational Design Integration community at Perkins+Will.
Cheney Chen, Ph.D, LEED® AP BD+C, BEMP
Sustainable Building Advisor
With backgrounds in both architecture and building science, Cheney completed his Ph.D. with research in the area of total building performance, as well as passive and ecological design strategies. As a building energy modeling professional, Cheney is adept at simulations to evaluate building performances at the different stages of design.
Santiago Diaz
Senior Computational Designer

As a Senior Computational Designer, Santiago supports project teams in the development, comparative analysis and optimization of design alternatives using computational workflows. His experience encompasses architecture, structural engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing and programming.