Posted in education on May 28, 2014 3:25 pm EDT

The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

Author David Scheer explores how new technologies are affecting the design, construction and reception of works of architecture.


 

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By Church Designer Staff

"David Scheer's important book on the role of drawing in the digital and virtual age reminds us that the actual relationship between the hand and the mind is neither casual nor expendable."

—Renata Hejduk Assistant Professor of Architectural History & Theory, School of Architecture, Arizona State University

Author, David Scheer

David Ross Scheer received his Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1984. He brings a broad background in practice, teaching and research to his work on the effects of digital technologies on architecture. His firm pioneered the use of building information modeling (BIM) which has been central to his practice since 1996. His firm's award-winning work includes a variety of building types as well as urban design projects. He has lectured and written extensively on BIM with particular emphasis on its use in small firms and its impact on architectural education. Mr. Scheer has been a member of the national advisory group of the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) since 2007 and was its Chair in 2012. Through TAP's activities he has gained a broad awareness of the evolving uses and effects of BIM and computation throughout the building industry.

Reviews

This is a significant book at time of widespread uncertainty and confusion in architectural theory, education and practice. -Juhani Pallasmaa, architect and author of The Eyes of the Skin

In this timely and important study, David Scheer offers a lucid analysis of a dramatic, unprecedented, epistemological shift in architecture and its production. - Michael Sorkin, architecture critic, Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design, City College of New York

David Scheer offers a clear and unvarnished assessment of what architects have to lose and gain as we move from representative to simulated experiences, from controlling to collaborative practices, and from Euclidean to parametric/algorithmic form-making. - Thomas Fisher, author of Designing to Avoid Disaster, professor of architecture and the Dean of the College of Design, University of Minnesota

"David Scheer's important book on the role of drawing in the digital and virtual age reminds us that the actual relationship between the hand and the mind is neither casual nor expendable." - Renata Hejduk, Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory in the School of Architecture, Arizona State University

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