Columbia University Hosts Building Intelligence Project Think Tank in London
June 15, 2010

Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) will present the Columbia Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP) London Think Tank on June 30, 2010, at the Design Museum. Architects, engineers, building developers, contractors, fabricators and other industry experts from across the world are invited to explore solutions that could change the building industry. The day-long event is intended to create a collaborative conversation that will push industry leaders to think differently and transform the way the next generation of professionals is educated. The project is hosted by C-BIP and Architizer and sponsored by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™.

"The Columbia Building Intelligence Project will support a series of integrated studios and public conversations devoted to advancing the dialogue about the building industry over the next three years. The aim of the project is to change the very nature of the conversation from one that is highly adversarial to one that is collaborative and to explore new relationships that have the potential to transform the building industry," says Mark Wigley, dean of GSAPP.

Participants have been asked to rethink the future of the building industry in three 90-minute sessions of "Pecha Kucha" length presentations and roundtable discussions. Presentations will address topics relating to the influence of global communication and information exchanges across cultures and the roles that manufacturing, material science and product design will play in the building industry. Throughout the day discussions will examine the evolution of the industry through the context of political, cultural, historic, environmental and urban conditions.

The think tank is open to the public. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Design Museum Space on the second floor of the Design Museum, located at Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD. Lunch will be served.

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