HMC Architects and event partners (Autodesk, Hypar, IMAGINiT Technologies, and Wallacei) are seeking designers, developers, and innovators to create a digital tool that tracks design decisions and provides alternative options based on those selections in HMC’s first-ever hackathon, taking place October 8-10, 2021.

The hackathon theme is based on the computational design method (CDM), a process to guide a project team in organizing multiple design criteria around a common goal. Hackers will have the opportunity to present their ideas in response to their interpretation of the event theme. By the end, participants will have a working application with the ability to visualize the design decisions.

The three-day event will include networking opportunities, live workshops, and presentations hosted by HMC and its partners. Judges will score on technology use, innovation, digital accessibility, and overall teamwork and collaboration. Prizes will be given to our first, second, and third place winners.

HMC’s esteemed judging panel includes:

Evan Patton
Development Lead, MIT App Inventor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ingalill Walroos-Ritter, FAIA
Professor and Dean, Woodbury School of Architecture
Principal, WROAD Los Angeles, California

Jesper Wallgren
Co-founder of Finch

Mariana Cabugueira
Senior Architectural Designer
Zaha Hadid Architects
London, United Kingdom

Michael Hoehn
Senior Computational Designer
Buro Happold

Michael Pryor
CDO DesignMorphine
Computational Designer Nike NXT Innovation