Are We The Last Architects?

On March 2, 2017 at PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh, Matthew was invited to speak on the future of the architectural profession as advancements in technology call into question the value of an architect.

As Big Data factors into BIM software and is eventually replaced by Generative Design software such as DreamCatcher, soon the tools alone will automate the design and construction process, creating buildings far more effective than any architect ever could through traditional means.  At the same time, the architectural trade is re-branding themselves as LEED architects, placing their value on building material and energy metrics.  In an automated, A.I., robotic future, where Deep Learning Machines can account for infinitely more variables than a human can acquire in a lifetime of work, are we the last architects?