It was once believed that since computers lacked human creativity, full design automation was impossible. However, with advancements in digital technology unfolding faster than ever, automation has the power to revolutionize the design industry and possibly eliminate architects in the process. Can architects get smarter about solving serious new challenges, or will they risk becoming obsolete?

HMC’s Chief Impact Officer Lance Hosey will be exploring this question and the future of design automation at the fourth annual Digital Construction Summit in a presentation titled “When Buildings Design Themselves.” In his presentation, Hosey will explore the future of design and discuss how architects can evolve and adapt to a future of artificial creativity. The presentation will expand on the ideas Hosey presented in an article by the same name written for The Huffington Post.

The fourth annual summit will be held in Berlin, Germany, on April 15 and 16 and will focus on the technological advancements in the construction industry by taking a closer look at the latest innovations being adopted in the sector and their role in complex construction projects. The hybrid event will bring together experts in the fields of VDC/BIM, AR/VR, Big Data & Advanced Analytics, Digital Twins, construction IoT, virtual project delivery, and construction management. For more information, or to register, visit the event’s website.