Annual Conference 2024: Data-driven design

Date & Time:Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 2024


Data-driven design

Date(s): Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June 2024

Venue: University of Glasgow


This year’s conference, to be held at the University of Glasgow on the 4th and 5th of June, will consider, within the overarching theme of Data-Driven Design, how AI, data and technology are influencing and changing sustainable university design.

The conference will be based in the historic 19th century Bute Hall at the University of Glasgow, and move into the 21st century with building visits to four of the university’s most recent buildings on the new Western Infirmary Campus, the James McCune Learning Hub, the Advanced Research Centre, the Clarice Pears Building and the Adam Smith Business School and PGT Hub.

Speakers include Professor Alexandra den Heijer, Professor of Public Real Estate at TU Delft, Professor Paul Chapman, Director of Emerging Technology at the Glasgow School of Art, Professor Jane McNeil, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education at Nottingham Trent University, Gautam Sundaram, Principal, Urban Design of Perkins & Will in Boston and Alasdair Graham, Partner at David Chipperfield Architects.

The conference will include networking drinks in the Quadrangle and dinner in the Bute Hall, at which there will be a talk by Phil Bernstein, architect, technologist, Associate Dean and Professor Adjunt at the Yale School of Architecture, and author of the book ‘Machine Learning – Architecture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence’.

New technology is changing the way that buildings will be designed in the future – join the discussion and debate at our conference.