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We’re chatting with Shane Burger of Woods Bagot about how to increase the impact of digital culture.
Shane is an internationally recognized leader in the advanced use of technology in design and experience for the built environment. As a Principal at Woods Bagot, Shane directs the vision centered on technical innovation and leads a global DesignOps team dedicated to researching, developing, and applying new models of design and delivery to projects. He has lectured widely on a range of topics including design computation, BIM, digital fabrication, building performance, VR/AR, Smart Buildings, and digital culture and experience.
Starting in the early 2000s, Shane was an early advocate and active developer of design computation methodologies in the AEC industry. During this time, his built work at Grimshaw Architects focused on the design of arts and cultural institutions and used an array of computational processes to synthesize geometry, analysis, and material fabrication. He also served for 8 years as a director of the design computation and education non-profit Smartgeometry, firmly positioning it at the intersections of art, design, technology, and the modern human experience. At Smartgeometry, Shane promoted the emergence of a new paradigm for digital designers and craftsmen where mathematics and algorithms are as natural as pen and paper.