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Event: Future Digital Technologies in Architecture: AI, Immersive, and BIM 2.0

Architosh and TRXL principals co-moderate a panel session at the BAC Talks 2024 event on the future of digital technologies in practice.


What does the future of digital technology look like in architecture practice and its allied disciplines?

Join Architosh’s editor-in-chief Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED AP, and Evan Troxel, NCARB, founder and producer of, as we co-moderate an exciting feature panel at Boston Architectural College’s BAC TALKS 2024 event this April.

Future Digital Tech

Titled “Future Digital Technologies in Architecture: AI, Immersive, and BIM 2.0,” Troxel and Frausto-Robledo will lead a distinguished professional and academic panel of experts as they discuss three areas of technology destined to change the future of digital practice.

The panel will discuss AI, immersive, and BIM 2.0 technologies in the present and future context, looking at where their evolution is taking creative AEC professions. We will highlight both pedagogical and practice challenges, confront aspects that appear broken, and offer perspectives for an improved future.

Panel Details

Panelists include Dr. Mahesh Daas, President and ACSA Distinguished Professor, BAC; Randy Deutsch, FAIA, LED AP, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture; Jason Arndt, RA, LEED AP, Adjunct Faculty, BAC and Founding Principal, Zephyr Architects; and Nirva Fereshetian, Principal and CIO, CBT Architects.

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BACTalks 2024 this year features an exciting panel discussion on the future of digital technologies in architecture.

Dr. Mahesh Daas is co-editor with Andrew John Wit of “Towards a Robotics Architecture,” a comprehensive survey of robotics and AI in the architectural world, both professionally and academically. He is also the President of the Boston Architectural College. Randy Deutsch is a distinguished author of multiple key books on technology in the field of architecture, including “Superusers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of Practice” and “Convergence: The Redesign of Design.” (see: Architosh, “Professor Randy Deutsch—Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 1),” 16 Sep 2019.

Architect and adjust faculty member of the BAC, Jason Arndt, teaches AI technologies at the BAC and investigates advanced technologies in practice at Zephyr Architects, the firm he founded.  Nirva Fereshetian of CBT Architects, as Chief Technology Officer and principal, leads the digital practice group at one of Boston’s leading large firms with projects worldwide. Fereshetian’s leadership at CBT Architects is the subject of a new special feature at Architosh titled “A Model 21st Century Architecture Practice: Discussions with CBT Architects’ Nirva Fereshetian.”

Event Details

BAC Talks 2024 will take place on 5 April 2024. This featured session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last one hour, with a Q&A following.

To register and attend this free panel—and the many other great sessions at BAC Talks 2024—please sign up and register here. BAC Talks 2024 is filled with informative and engaging discussions across a range of design industry topics, from AI and digital practice, resilience and sustainability, lessons in global healthcare design, design research in practice, infrastructure design, landscape architecture, interior design and public service.

Technology -- panelists and moderators will discuss the future of AI, immersive and BIM 2.0 technologies.

Jason Arndt, Dr.Mahesh Daas, Randy Deutsch (upper row, left to right), Nirva Fereshetian, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Evant Troxel (lower row, left to right).

Additionally, while the event begins with virtual sessions in the morning, the afternoon sessions are all physical at the Boston Architectural Center’s Boston campus in historic Newbury Street. They will end with a refreshments hour followed by the 32nd Cascieri Lecture featuring globally renowned Janet Echelman, artist and principal at Studio Echelman. (see: Architosh, “Artist Profile: Janet Echeman—Sculpting Volume Without Weight,” 16 Nov 2013).


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