This course presents the benefits of creating digital and physical 3D prototypes in the design process. Several examples describe projects where prototyping assisted in design for land-use, site analysis, safety and sustainability.

Three-dimensional prototyping and modeling can help create buildings that are better designed, easier to construct and safer to use.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the ways that creating prototypes can be applied to architecture, engineering and construction for structural and space analysis.
  • Identify the multiple benefits of creating digital and actual prototypes during the design process, including those related to safety in buildings.
  • Recognize the ways that digital and actual prototypes can aid with land-use and site analysis, integration of building systems and sustainability.
  • Explore the ways that rapid prototyping can aid with defining design parameters for code compliance.