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The Parametric Process: A Strategic Analysis on Digital Design Technology in Landscape Architecture

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Title: The Parametric Process: A Strategic Analysis on Digital Design Technology in Landscape Architecture
Author: Pedersen, Christine
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Program: Landscape Architecture
Advisor: Amoroso, Nadia
Abstract: Digital design technology is emerging in landscape architecture, however, there is a gap in design education and in practice regarding skills training and knowledge pertaining to digital design technology. The objective of this study is to investigate the efficiencies of using ‘parametric design’ for landscape designs and in the practice of landscape architecture. A comparative case study analysis of three landscape architecture practices who utilize parametric design was investigated, along with the creation of a questionnaire that was sent to key informants who specialize in parametric design, was used to evaluate the efficiencies and value of parametric technology. A 3D-model prototype was generated using Rhinoceros (Rhino3D) and Grasshopper to test the ‘parametric process’ against the ‘traditional’ analogue design process. This research is intended to determine whether adopting parametric technology into landscape designs can be so efficiently, while also serving as a precedent for further research in design technology.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/17887
Date: 2020-04
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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