CATIA AEC Portfolio Management Director,
CATIA AEC Portfolio Management Director,
Asher bridges the architecture, engineering and construction disciplines as an expert in parametric modeling, automation/scripting, and digital fabrication. Based in Paris, France, he is responsible for the development of all AEC related CATIA applications on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. After receiving his MArch from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as a computational design specialist at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in Vienna, then transitioned to ZAHNER as their Director of Design Technology where he standardized advanced parametric modeling and automation techniques for digital fabrication using Digital Project (CATIA v5). He has taught parametric modeling in CATIA at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and continues to teach a CATIA seminar at the University of Kansas remotely from Paris.
Director, Product Development,
For the past eighteen years, Braunstein has blended careers in design and education that has yielded a unique perspective on issues of sustainable design. He currently oversees the YKK AP America’s product development group and is an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech where he has developed and teaches a course on Sustainable Product Design. During this time, Richard has published and lectured on the subject of sustainable design. Braunstein has been recognized for his design contributions by the International Energy Agency (First Place Product Design Award) and Business Week Magazine (IDEA Gold Award 2001 and IDEA Silver Award 2009), as well as his contribution in the classroom with an Amoco Foundation Teaching Excellence Award.
Sr. Product Manager,
Garske is a Sr. Product Manager at Flux Factory, a San Francisco based startup that was originally founded in the Google X Labs. Graduating from UCSD’s Mathematics-Computer Science program in 2003, he has founded several companies and worked as a Product Manager for successful brands like Redfin and Rentrak (now owned by comScore). Garske now leads a team of plugin and SDK developers at Flux, solving interoperability challenges for the industry’s most advanced design tools. He is passionate about the role software plays in our everyday lives, and believes the union of computation and human intuition is our path to beautiful, functional, and sustainable cities.
Field Technical Services Manager,
Harrington has 30 years of experience in the commercial glazing industry in sales, training, product management, and field technical service. Bart has a BBA in Marketing and Economics from Georgia State University. While attending college, Bart worked as a fabricator for a large commercial glazing contractor in Atlanta.
Portelli is a licensed architect and Computational Designer at Flux Factory where he engages with industry professionals to help develop and expand the seamless integration of geometry and data across multiple modeling applications used in the AEC industry. His role allows him to engage with various different levels of the product development bridging the worlds of the AEC industry and application development. Formerly, he lead the KPF Computational Geometry Group for several years where he specialized in solving and documenting complex geometry. He had also developed a series in house applications that were distributed firm wide to help extend seamless integration of design, sustainability, documentation, and fabrication parameters across multiple modeling application.
Senior Computational Designer,
Thornton Tomasetti CORE Studio
Segraves is a CORE studio Senior Computational Designer and works closely on tool development and research projects. He is a specialist in advanced modeling and computational design strategies, with expertise spanning a wide spectrum from architectural systems optimization to urban energy modeling. His work is widely published and he lectures frequently throughout the AEC community. Before coming to Thornton Tomasetti he worked as a computational design specialist for OMA, SOM, AS+GG, Gensler and others. He holds a BArch from the RISD, and an MArch from the Architectural Association of London.
VDC Technical Specialist,
Watson is currently the VDC Technical Specialist for Zahner where he is responsible for developing and supporting VDC capabilities for Zahner’s engineering team and VDC customers. For the past several years, Watson has worked as a Project Engineer at Zahner, specializing in projects requiring advanced modeling, automation, and programming. Prior to Zahner, he worked at Dimensional Innovations as a Design Engineer, where he created Solidworks models for direct-to-manufacture parts and assemblies. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.