Dr. Guy Austern


Architecture Track

Dr. Guy Austern is a researcher, architect, computational designer, and software developer. He is the PI of the CDML (Computational Design and Machine Learning) lab, which focuses on using Deep Learning to solve architectural problems in design, analysis, and fabrication. His lab utilizes Classic, Vision, Generative and Graph-based Machine Learning models to create intelligent, responsive design tools on various scales. Guy believes that the role of academia is to explore disruptive methods and tools before they can be applied to the practice. He would like to bring architectural practice to the 21st century by bridging the gaps between practice and academia, and between coding and designing.  In his Ph.D. he developed computational tools for adapting architectural geometry to digital fabrication constraints. Guy is a licensed, practicing architect and has led large-scale architectural projects in Israel, the UK, and Europe. His work has been exhibited in various galleries, the Israeli Museum, and the Venice Biennale and he has curated exhibitions about parametric design. Before assuming his current role in the Technion, Guy’s previous role was as the Chief Science Officer of BeamUP, an Israeli start-up set out to revolutionize building system design. In this role, he was responsible for inventing BeamUP’s generative workflows and developing the algorithms and ML models that run them. BeamUP has received five approved US Patents based on his work.

/Computational Design /Machine Learning in Architecture /Digital Fabrication /Architectural Rationalization

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