The Design Automation Group

Design Automation refers to the automation of parts of the design process using computational design support tools. The aim of such automation is to develop a more powerful synergy between humans and computers, in order to enable better designs to be produced. Better designs may be better in many different ways – they may be designs that are more sustainable, or that are more cost effective, or that are easier to build, or that are more appropriate to their context…

The Design Automation Group engages in research, consultancy, and teaching in advanced digital design methods and techniques. This includes building information modelling (BIM), parametric and associative modelling, simulation and analysis, and design optimisation.