Acoustic Simulation Workshop with Grasshopper3D




October 17, 2017

This workshop will teach Pachyderm, a plugin used by Designers and Scientists alike to simulate acoustics in buildings, rooms, cities, and other settings. 

Date & Time: Tue, Oct 17, 2017; 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

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About the Presenter: 

Arthur van der Harten's career in acoustics began upon graduating from the RPI Architectural Acoustics program in 2008. At the time he was studying under advisement by Dr. Paul Calamia. He then used his Master's thesis project to start the Pachyderm project as a means to explore his own curiosity in acoustics, as well as collaborate with other researchers and professionals. This would lead to the pursuit of new applications for acoustics algorithms. Arthur joined Kirkegaard Associates in November of 2008, where experience designing public spaces, concert halls, theatres, opera houses, churches, mosques, airport facilities and other kinds of spaces provided the drive for further advancement of Pachyderm. During this period, Arthur continued to play a role in the dissemination of coding techniques in the field of architectural design, through the publication of several widely disseminated guides and papers on coding in IronPython in the architecture and design fields. In April of 2012, Arthur joined the Foster + Partners Specialist Modelling Group in London, UK. In 2015, Arthur returned to the United States and is working as an acoustics consultant out of the New York/New Rochelle practice, Acoustic Distinctions, consulting for a variety of projects. Arthur has lectured at various institutions, including University College London, RMIT and Tsinghua University, University of Aalborg, Euronoise, Acoustical Society of America, and at various acoustics consultancies on a variety of topics, including presentation and visualization of acoustic design principles, best practice in acoustics simulation, and new techniques and applications of simulation.


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