This year, the Dynamo Workshops at Autodesk University 2017 also included a closing session entitled “Computational Design in Practice”. After the workshop content, all of the workshop participants came together in one room for a closing session. We featured 5 inspiring computational design leaders will told exciting stories about what they have been able to do with computational design tools. Lilli Smith, Principal Experience Designer at Autodesk who has worked for the last several years on making computational design tools accessible to more users curated the session and introduced the speakers with a few brief remarks about computational design at Autodesk. Håvard Vasshaug kicked off the talks by telling us how the Snøhetta design team built their own computational workflows to create a glass façade in the design of the LeMonde headquarters in Paris. Next, Ilaria Giardiello told the story of how her team at Sasaki leveraged rules to define pattern density and orientation, as well as material and construction tolerances in the design of a “Mile Long Pattern”. Islay Burgess told us how Gensler reinforces the power and versatility of their team and about how they’ve started to democratize access to and use of computation in an integrated design practice. Masha Pekurovsky from Stantec introduced the topic of the ‘Computational Library’ and highlighted validated methodologies for curating enterprise resources, demonstrating the value proposition of collecting and developing ‘Dynamo Capsule Collections’ over time. Finally, Martha Tsigkari from Foster + Partners discussed the use of computational design in architectural workflows, and how it has been defining the art of the possible in architecture for the past 20 years. You can check out any or all of the 20 minute talks here.