Multivariate Schematic Design Tooling

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This work is the result of a research collaboration between Autodesk and the School of Architecture at UNCC, whose problem statement focused on supporting robust interoperability by defining goals focused on multivariate conceptual design tools. The collaboration included design faculty, students and software professionals, the latter providing access to a broad range of design simulation tools either commercially available or currently in development. The tools were developed first through case studies and background research, followed by the design and implementation of novel computational methods advancing the architectural design workflow by seeking to create comparative tools which allow a designer to connect multiple data typologies in a single model. With advanced computational tools employed both as standalone resources and embedded in parametric loops, we sought to provide immediate feedback on design goals.