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University of Oregon – Portland School of Architecture & Allied Arts

SUMMER IN THE CITY is a special offering of classes and workshops for students interested in art, architecture, landscape architecture, design, and creative uses of technology. We invite students who are motivated learners and who want to engage in rigorous, critical, and inventive hands-on learning. At the University of Oregon in Portland, practicing artists, designers, and architects teach workshops & studios.

3 day workshop focusing on Associative Design through Grasshopper for students & professionals

The main focus of the seminar will be to operate with McNeel’s Grasshopper plug-in for Rhinnoceros 4.  Described as a ‘generative modeling for Rhino,’ Grasshopper is a parametric design environment suited for designing relationships versus explicit objects or forms. While Grasshopper is considered a graphical algorithm editor, it requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but enables designers to generate and control complex forms. Learn basic functionality of this vast interface; the workshop will look at ways to construct logics which take advantage of diverse data sources, algorithms, geometry, and manufacturing processes.
Instruction conducted at beginner / intermediate level. Instructed by LaN CarloMaria Ciampoli & Monika Wittig

Prerequisite: Rhino 4 modeling
UO students and 2010 graduates are eligible for a $300 scholarship toward this course fee.
August 12–14
Thursday–Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–4:50 p.m.
ARCH 407/507 (1 credit)

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