The Stuckeman Center for Design Computing welcomes José Beirão, who will deliver a lunchtime lecture – Urban Challenges: From Streets to Regions – in the Stuckeman School Jury Space on Wednesday, February 21, at 12:00 Noon. The event is free and open to the public.
José Nuno Beirão received a degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon ('89). Beirão worked in several architecture offices between '88 and '93. In 1998 he co-founded the architecture firm Bquadrado Architects with urban designer, Miguel Braz. The theme of his academic research includes the development of design patterns for computational tools used in urban design.
His current research interests focus on the use of parametric systems and geographic databases to investigate the following topics: (1) measuring parameters of urbanity and morphological studies, (2) the development of urban design evolutionary systems, (3) customizable systems for social housing - including actions at the urban planning level, (4) developing strategies for the Portuguese dispersed territories, (5) future housing (6) game based participatory systems.