Leveraging Advances in Parametric Design CEU

Leveraging Advances in Parametric Design & Digital Fabrication in Architecture

Thursday, June 20, 2024
12:00 – 1:00 PM (MDT)

Live, virtual presentation with CEU brought to you by TLA & Andalusia Design.

Course description

This course will explore the cutting-edge union of design and technology by delving into parametric design and its symbiosis with digital fabrication, and how the vision is best achieved via vertically-integrated, technology-forward product manufacturers. We will also discuss strategies for effective collaboration with these manufacturers throughout the architectural design process.

Learning objectives

1. Learn about the use of parametric design in architecture, including its definition, history and current state.
2. Learn about the marriage between parametric design and digital fabrication.
3. Understand why vertical integration is an important operating model for product manufacturers looking to leverage parametric design.
4. Understand how to partner with vertical manufacturers throughout the architectural design process and learn the advantages of this digital collaborative approach.

Continuing education

This presentation qualifies for 1.0 AIA CE, 1.0 HSW.


Matt Blakeley is co-founder and CEO of Andalusia Design, a manufacturer of specialty architectural ceiling, wall and space divider products. Based in Austin, Andalusia combines parametric design with digital fabrication to deliver high-design architectural systems with unparalleled speed and efficiency. Matt has 20 years of professional experience in architectural products, including ceilings, lighting, controls, window treatments, and acoustical systems.


Contour wall created with parametric design by Andalusia Design