Driving Change Through Technology (hosted by AIA New York)

AIANYS presents a panel discussion between technology leaders and architects on technology’s role in the built environment.




Architects are driving the conversation on climate change and education to improve the built environment. Do firms have the tools and software to begin these conversations to address climate change and design equitable communities?

Many small firms ask what tools are the right ones to address AIA’s 2030 Challenge? In this session, our industry experts will provide their insights on how to move the conversation forward.

We will look at the Tally® Life Cycle Assessment App, which quantifies a building or material’s embodied environmental impacts to land, air, and water systems, conducting whole building LCA’s during design giving the architect the ability to compare various design options and their differing environmental impacts.

Cove.tool will provide an overview of how their software is helping architects, engineers, contractors, and developers use data-driven design through automation and cost optimization to fight climate change.

The session will also look at the societal implications of design technology by demonstrating how products shape human behavior, and why architects should use technology to become social thinkers, improving the quality of urban life by using digital technology.

Participants will have an opportunity for an open conversation about what all this technology means for small firms and how to decide what software works best for your project.

Moderator: Efrie Escott, AIA, LEED AP, Architect and Researcher, Kiernan Timberlake

Program Panel

  • Violet Whitney, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and Director of Product Management at Sidewalk Labs
  • Patrick Chopson, Co-founder, covetool

The event is finished.


Dec 01 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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