Bachelor of Science in Art and Design: Architectural Design, MIT, 1988
Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1997
Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture: Computation and Design, MIT, 2002
Dennis Shelden is an associate professor and Director of the Digital Building Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology. He was previously Associate Professor of Practice in Design Computation at Massachusetts Institute of Technologies School of Architecture and Planning, and has taught at University of California, Los Angeles, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He is a licensed Architect in the State of California.
Dennis is an expert in applications of digital technology to building design, construction and operations, with experience spanning across research, technology development and professional practice including multiple architecture, building engineering and computing disciplines. He led the development of architect Frank Gehry’s digital practice as Director of R&D and Director of Computing from 1997-2002. In 2002, he co-founded Gehry Technologies where he served as Chief Technology Officer, launched the development of several commercial software products, and was project executive on several of the world’s most recognizable and advanced building projects. He previously worked for a diverse set of technology and engineering companies including Arup, Cyra Systems and Consultant’s Computation Bureau.
Dennis has lectured and written widely on topics of computational applications to architecture and building industry transformation. He has served on numerous industry leadership and standards bodies, including the National Institute of Building Sciences and BuildingSmart, and served as chair of the BIM Standard Legal and Contracting Committee for the National BIM Standard.
Vasanthakumar, Saeran; Saha, Nirvik; Haymaker, John; Shelden, Dennis, "Bibil: A Performance-Based Framework to Determine Built Form Guidelines", Acadia 2017, pp. 630- 639
K. Afsari, C. Eastman and D. Shelden, " Building Information Modeling data interoperability for Cloud-based collaboration :Limitations and opportunities ," in International Journal of Architectural Computing, SAGE, September, 2017
K. Afsari, C. Eastman and D. Shelden, "Cloud-based BIM Data Transmission: Current Status and Challenges," in 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Auburn, Alabama, 2016.
K. Afsari, C. Eastman and D. Shelden, "Data Transmission Opportunities for Collaborative Cloud-Based Building Information Modeling," in SIGraDi 2016, XX Congress of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016.
Afsari K., Eastman C., Shelden D. (2016) “Implementation of IFC API for Exchanging BIM Data in Cloud”, Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics (In Preparation).
Shelden D (2014) “Information Complexity and the Detail”, in Architectural Design: The Detail, Volume 84, Issue 4, pp 92–97.
Shelden D., and Witt A., “Beyond Continuity and Rupture”, in Legendre G. (ed), Architectural Design: Mathematics of Space, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp 36–43.
Shelden D (2012) “Building Information Modeling and Professional Practice” Gu, N., & Wang, X. ed. Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-180-1
Shelden D., and Kashyap, S., “Performance and Building Delivery Systems”, in Grobman, Y. (ed), Performalism: Form and Performance in Digital Architecture, Routledge, 2012
Shelden D (2012) “Networked Space”, in Architectural Design: Computational Works, Volume 83, Issue 2, pp 36–41.
Shelden D (2012) “Building Information Modeling and Professional Practice”, in Gu, N., & Wang, X. ed. Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education. doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-180-1
ARCH 2472 / 6472: Media and Modelling II
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Digital Design, Building Information Modelling, Design Computation