Current digital technologies are fundamentally restructuring standardized models that typify architectural processes from analytical and spatial programming through design development and finally building assembly. Since traditional classification of homogenous space no longer applies in today’s residential and commercial environments, new ideas
of highly flexible more open hybrid environments are needed. Advanced 3D modeling and animation software is quickly becoming a powerful tool that constructs dynamic and interactive models which calculate numerous parameters and relationships allowing for a more contemporary layered notion of space and form to emerge.
Beyond emerging concepts and theories relative to the design process, expertise with new software packages offers a potential in streamlining the construction documentation phase as well as the physical fundamentals of building. The ability to export and transfer complex 3D models of structural members, surface panels, details, etc. into 2 dimensional AutoCAD drawings allows for the capability for rapid prototyping and fabrication. Innovative fabrication techniques via automated manufacturing systems such as laser technology and CNC routing coupled with logic based digital output techniques work to satisfy tighter schedules and budgets while maintaining client’s unique design, schedule, and budgetary needs.