Episode Twenty – Generative Design

Welcome to the BILT Academy Podcast!

Our twentieth episode has been curated by our newest BILT Academy correspondent and previous BILT Academy Podcast guest correspondent Hugo Taillandier. This month’s podcast is all about Generative Design, with insight from our subject matter expert Jacob Small.

For this episode, Hugo interviewed Jacob Small, Technical Consultant for Autodesk in the field of Generative Design. Hugo is new to the topic of Generative Design but thought a great way to learn was to dive right in and have a candid discussion with someone that works with it every day.

Here is this month’s interviewee: 

  1. Jacob Small, Technical Consultant, Generative Design at Autodesk

After graduating Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Architecture in 2006, Jacob began his AEC career doing high-end homes and small commercial projects at a small firm on the north shore of Massachusetts, doing everything from vacation chalets to kitchen renovations; hotels and accessible entrances for coffee chains using a 2D CAD system. In 2009 he began using Revit in practice and proceeded to look to implement all the time savings he could get his hands on; this eventually led to him moving to CBT Architects in Boston where he was first able to begin implementing computational design into his BIM efforts, soon becoming an active member of the Dynamo community. In 2017 he joined Autodesk as a Designated Support Specialist, where he’s helped design firms around the world avoid and resolve issues as they apply Autodesk technology in their practice and get the most out of their investment. Currently, he is transitioning into a new role as a Technical consultant, where he hopes to implement even more Generative Design solutions for companies and users around the world.

Jacob Small

Some resources from this month’s episode:

Jacob’s Contact Info:

Email: Jacob.Small@autodesk.com

Twitter: @JacobWSmall

LinkedIn: Jacob Small

Jacob’s Autodesk University Class on Generative Design and Hogwarts

Generative Design at Hogwarts: Using Tech Instead of Magic

A PDF of all the Resouces and links Jacob mentioned in the episode.

Episode Twenty One – Coming March 31st, 2022

We return March 31st with our 3rd episode of a 4-part series on open source.

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