Sustainable AI for Architecture

SUSTAINABLE ai for ARCHITECTURE

– cohort III –

Your portal to the new intelligent age of architecture

In collaboration with experts from

start DATE

June 5, 2023

duration

6 months

(Part time)

Format

hybrid

(Online/physical)

CAPACITY

25 STUDENTS

graduation

new york

FULL tuition

$3,600

$3,200

Price increasing soon.

Stand out from thousands of graduating architects.

Work with the best, elevate yourself & open global opportunities.

Sustainable AI for Architecture is a one year immersive experience working alongside leading architects & firms on real projects while acquiring the hottest in-demand skills. 

PROGRAM modules

This program consists of industry driven modules designed to give you a true immersive and character building experience while working on cutting edge projects.

Computation with advances in Parametric design

We’re exploring a new world of possibilities for creating architectural solutions through the power of parametric design. 

Parametric design is a paradigm in design where the relationship between elements is used to manipulate and inform the design of complex geometries and structures. This module covers:

  • Principles of parametric design versus direct modeling
  • Design exploration using parametric modeling platforms such as Revit and Rhino
  • Visual scripting languages and environments such as Grasshopper
  • Single and multi-dimensional optimization techniques and guidance strategies
  • Applications and real world use cases of parametric design

Generative Design & AI

Generative design leverages machine learning to mimic nature’s evolutionary approach to design.

Using artificial intelligence (AI) software and the compute power of the cloud, generative design enables engineers to create thousands of design options by simply defining their design problem – inputting basic parameters such as height, weight it must support, strength, and material options.

A few of the most forward-looking companies in the world, including Airbus, Under Armour and Stanley Black & Decker, are using generative design to solve engineering challenges and come up with design solutions that the human mind could never conceive on their own.

Sustainable Architecture

Preparing for a sustainable future is at the forefront of many countries and companies’ goals for the next decade, and it’s making for some exciting design innovations. Sustainable architecture is geared towards creating functional buildings today that will continue to have a minimal environmental impact and a low energy usage. These environmentally conscious design techniques are paving the way for a whole new wave of sustainable architecture industry that will be looking for skilled designers ready to take on the new global challenges. Here are the main units covered in this module:

  • Environmental Design
  • Foundations of sustainability
  • Design for circular economy
  • Green Building management
  • Healthy materials & sustainable products

Biomimetic Architecture

Biomimetic architecture is a multi-disciplinary scientific approach to sustainable design that goes beyond using nature as inspiration for aesthetics but rather deeply studying and applying construction principles that are found in natural environments and species.

  • Bio-inspiration, biomimetic and biology in architecture
  • Biomimetic approach in real-world architectural design practices
  • Relationship between architecture and biology
  • Materials, methods and analyses

Neuro-Architecture & Psychology of spaces

Understanding brain stimulations and their repercussions is the cornerstone of user-centered design. Architects, together with psychologists & neuroscientists, capitalise on this knowledge to scale up buildings that promote holistic reciprocities.

Neuroarchitecture looks in to what an office, a school, a hospital, or a house should be like in order to make us feel the right emotions in specific places. It also goes to contribute to the overall mental & psychological well being

  • Sensation and perception
  • Learning and memory
  • Decision making
  • New experiences

Business for Architects

 

    Becoming a strategic architect requires interdisciplinary skills to be acquired and business is one key area that a lot of architects miss. Gaining skills in financials and business for architecture gives you a solid understanding to lead more quality clients which makes you more valuable to companies and gives you a leverage shall you decide to venture on your own and start your own studio. 
  • Pricing your designs/work
  • Client Negotiations
  • Landing your first client
  • All things legal (Contracts, registrations, licenses…)
  • Creative marketing 
  • Financing for architects

Future of Cities & Big Data

The world is changing. Socially. Economically. Environmentally. Politically. Extreme fluctuations in how people inhabit this earth are causing migration into city centers faster than ever before, and raising questions about how we better design our built environment to sustain that incredible growth. Cities are transforming in smart cities. A transformation led by architects shaping our next phase of how we as humans live and interact. In this module you will be equipped with the latest skills to contribute to this movement like: 

  • Smart Cities
  • Internet of Spaces
  • Big Data
  • Vertical Cities
  • Sustainable Mobility

Architecture in the Metaverse

Architects building for the metaverse may require new skills and a shift in perspective. In metaverse, architects need to do the 3dmodeling and integrate professional knowledge in multiple fields, including user interface, content design, character design, and even game design. And this will open up the world of architecture to so many people.
It cannot be denied that architects contribute significantly to the fulfillment of imaginative projects in the metaverse. People require places in the metaverse; hence architects and designers are needed to create or enhance these spaces

  • Intro to the metaverse 
  • 3D modeling in the metaverse
  • Game Design
  • User Interface
  • Opportunities for Meta Architects. 

Graduate in New York

A professional & fun immersion among industry leaders

The program ends in an immersive trip to New York city where the students will meet, learn and network with leading companies who could be your next destination in your professional career! An experience full of opportunities that will have a lasting impact! 

The final day marks the graduation of the students from the program with a ceremony in the presence of experts, professionals and industry leaders to conclude the skill acquisition journey. The students will be presenting the projects done throughout the year in front of strategic company stakeholders. The ceremony ends with the distribution of certificates & awards by the panel.

Graduate in New York

A professional & fun immersion among industry leaders

The program ends in an immersive trip to New York city where the students will meet, learn and network with leading companies who could be your next destination in your professional career! An experience full of opportunities that will have a lasting impact! 

The final day marks the graduation of the students from the program with a ceremony in the presence of experts, professionals and industry leaders to conclude the skill acquisition journey. The students will be presenting the projects done throughout the year in front of strategic company stakeholders. The ceremony ends with the distribution of certificates & awards by the panel.

Meet the experts

Learn from award winning global experts who are advancing the field of architecture and shaping future cities & buildings

Will Campion

Sustainable Architecture
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Campion founded and grew his practice while studying Architecture at the University of Bath and the University of Cambridge, eventually returning to tutor and lecture at each institution with the vision to create Sustainable Luxury Architecture. At the completion of his third award-winning project, Orchard House, Will Campion was only 25 years old. At this young age, Campion has won awards and worked at internationally acclaimed practices such as FCBS and BIG, amassing global experience on projects in New York City, London, Cambridge, Hong Kong, Orlando, Los Angeles, Dubai, and Riyadh.

Lysandre Follet

Computational Design Director
Nike

Lysandre FOLLET is a recognized and leading Industrial Designer, Creative Technologist, Artist, Musician and Innovator.  

Over the last decade within Nike’s Innovation Design Studio, Lysandre has pioneered the use of Generative Design, incubating & building the industry’s first team of cutting-edge multidisciplinary creatives who focus on defining Nike’s future products and creative processes living at the intersection of design, digital craft, art, data and science, co-creating bespoke peak-performance products with the world’s best athletes.

Kristina Goncharov

Head of strategy and BD
Terreform ONE

Kristina is a Smart Places professional with a diverse background in Architecture, Engineering and Data Science. She strives to formally combine the worlds of Architecture and Technology, and has previously driven global smart workplace strategies for bulge bracket investment banks and world-leading smart destinations. Her work ranges from emerging market clean energy development, deep analytics of the US EV market, sustainability-led architectural projects and cost consulting for smart buildings.

Georgios Drakontaeidis

Computational Designer
Foster + Partners

Georgios Drakontaeidis is an Architect and computational designer based in London, currently working for Wilkinson Eyre Architects and an architectural roboticist at the Bartlett School of Architecture. 

His research explores how technology interacts and affects the way we design, make, and visualize our environment. Through his collaboration with designers and artists, he has developed top-notch skills that vary from complex geometrical modelling and 3d visualization to creative coding and architectural robotics.

Lenka Petráková

Lead Architect
Zaha Hadid Architects

Lenka Petráková is the designer of the 8th Continent – Ocean Research and Cleaning Station, which aims to restore the marine environment’s balance by cleaning it. The project has received numerous international awards, including the 2020 GRAND PRIX AWARD for Architecture and Innovation of the Sea from the Jacques Rougerie Foundation. The 8th Continent was recently exhibited at the Dubai Expo 2020.

Since 2017 Lenka has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects as the Lead Architect. Before joining ZHA, Lenka worked in New York, Vienna and Bratislava architectural offices.

Arianna Bavuso

Co-founder
AB+AC Architects

Arianna is the lead expert in the Neuro-Architecture module.
 She received her BArch Com Laude at Politecnico of Milano, followed by MA Urbanism & Societal Change at KADK 

She co-designed a wide variety of prestigious projects at internationally acclaimed practices including Buro 

Ole Scheeren, Superimpose Architecture, Gehl Architects, Aires Mateus Arquitectos. 

Besides all this, Arianna founded The Beauty Equation Project to educate her community on how architecture can improve our health and well-being. 

Eleana Georgousi

CGI Artist
Squire and Partners

Eleana Georgousi is a creative and progress-driven Architect, Computational designer and 3D Artist / Visualizer based in London, currently working at Squire and Partners. 

She enjoys bringing complex ideas to life in 3D and implementing computational techniques in the design process. She learned digital tools in order to express her ideas and creativity and she is passionate about creating amazing visual content.

Colin Mangham

Director
Net Zero Accelerator | Biomimicry LA

Colin is a certified Biomimicry Specialist. He leads innovation and education initiatives with Biomimicry LA and its Biomimicry Labs. He serves as the Director of the Net Zero Accelerator, which applies U.S. Green Building Council best practices in commercializing cleantech innovation. He has also served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute.

Colin has guided global brands (generating over USD 500 million in revenues) and hundreds of entrepreneurs (securing over USD 75 million in funding) through birth, growth, and rebirth. 

Each candidate is selected for a reason.
The students are selected from several cities around the world and have an inspiring mission for transforming and advancing their environment and community around them. The skills & experience gained through the program plays a crucial role in the development of their professional career and their community as a result!

Personalized path

Here’s a rule of thumb to consider when choosing the right learning program:
If it’s not personalized, it’s not effective.

Each one of the 20 selected young candidate is different. You have different goals, characters, skills and mindsets. This is why our programs are limited to only 20 students per cohort. Each candidate that enrolls in the program has a personal path that is created and tracked by the experts. This makes the learning process much more effective and helps us open the right connections and opportunities for each one! 

Access a global network forever!

The value doesn’t end when you graduate. In fact, building a strategic network is what will actually open the right opportunities.

When you make it in the program, you’ll be benefiting forever. 
When the program ends, you’ll have access to our global experts network from leading companies in cities all over the world! 

Besides the network, you’ll be included in our global community and channels where we host events, share learnings and support each other to reach each one’s goals. Think of it as your everlasting learning community.

Access a global network forever!

The value doesn’t end when you graduate. In fact, building a strategic network is what will actually open the right opportunities.

When you make it in the program, you’ll be benefiting forever. 
When the program ends, you’ll have access to our global experts network from leading companies in cities all over the world! 

Besides the network, you’ll be included in our global community and channels where we host events, share learnings and support each other to reach each one’s goals. Think of it as your everlasting learning community.

we hope to see you among the 20 young architects joining us in a gloablly impactful experience!

Let's get you on-board!

be part of the one year immersive PROGRAM and forever community FOR

$3,200

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No payment needed upon applying (Application fee is $0)

Join a global family of professionals, experts and alumni who are transforming their cities.

The students are selected from several cities around the world and have an inspiring mission for transforming and advancing their environment and community around them. The skills & experience gained through the program plays a crucial role in the development of their professional career and their community as a result!

Join a global family of professionals, experts and alumni who are transforming their cities.

The students are selected from several cities around the world and have an inspiring mission for transforming and advancing their environment and community around them. The skills & experience gained through the program plays a crucial role in the development of their professional career and their community as a result!

Don't take our word for it, listen to our experts & Alumni

"I learned from this program more than I did in my university, and it was just from the past 2 months"
Rashid Al Suwaidi
Architecting the Future Alumni
"I really admire what you are doing here. It’s going to have a very positive impact"
David Green
Principal at Perkins & Will - New York
"I’m intrigued by the Gritnova model"
Steven Velegrinis
Head of Masterplanning at AECOM
"I've taught architecture before at the University of Cambridge and University of Bath, but teaching at Architecting the Future in Dubai has been the most gratifying experience. It was so rewarding to hear their great feedback! I'm glad I could inspire the next generation of the profession by helping them become more business literate to enable their architectural ambitions!"
Will Campion
Architectural Designer at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
"The support That I've received in this program is unlike any other program I've participated in; Gritnova has helped me establish valuable connections & resources that I will continue to leverage in my future career path"
Nada Ahmed
Student at AUS
“Meeting the recruiters and actually working personally with a real architect, really helped me see how different architecture works outside of the University. When I started the program and realized how important it was I talked about it with my friends and they also got very interested in joining the program"
Anika Koshy
Architecting the Future Alumni

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Are you an Architecture student or a recent graduate eager to acquire the skills that companies are looking for and seeking to meet recruiters to land your dream job? If that’s you, this year will radically transform your architecture & professional life..

    To ensure a high quality experience, each cohort is limited to only 25 students. 

    You bet! Each certificate is issued with a unique ID number that you can share with future employers, list on your CV, LinkedIn and all professional platforms. This ID will be used by the recruiters on our website to show your work, skills gained, experiences done, projects built, the experts involved and companies worked with. We’ve design the program alongside leading employers in the architecture field. Impressing them is guaranteed.

    Not at all, we’ve designed the program to be outside working/learning hours. (After 5 pm Dubai time during the weekdays and Saturday mornings)

    Start by clicking on the “Apply” button  which will take you to the application page. Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email within the next 48 hours if you’re moving to the next round which is the interview. After the interview is complete and our team agrees to have you on-board, you will receive an email welcoming you to the program! – You will then be sent a link to submit the first instalment to officially claim your seat. 

    Mindset & character. The interview is the main phase of decision for us. If you’re someone who wants to leave their mark in the world, eager to work with leading architecture teams and open to solving challenges creatively, we want you in the cohort! 

    Every program has a waiting list and so will this. If all seats are already reserved, you will be added to the waiting list. If one of the registered candidates cancels their registration for some reason or emergency, we will give the first one on the waiting list the opportunity to enroll. That’s why we always encourage to reserve your seat as soon as possible.

    If admitted into the program, you will be given the option to either submit the full payment or split in different instalment throughout the year. You will receive all the details in the acceptance email. Our main payment methods are online through our website or via bank transfer.

    The 6 months program is online and you can attend from anywhere in the world. The graduation is physical and will take place in New York.

    No worries, all of the sessions will be recorded in order not to miss any content.

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