As you might have guessed, we’ve been pretty busy over the last couple of months with Project Fractal development and attending the industry events that tend to congregate in the calendar just before summer holidays, not that it’s stopping RTC North America, where some of us will be in July,. So, let’s have a catch up…

We had a small invitation-only presentation of Project Fractal at the AIA Conference in Philadelphia in May. Fortunately, one of the attendees was Anthony Frausto of Architosh, who was kind enough to offer Project Fractal an Honorable Mention in Architosh’s Emerging Technology show award category.

Our space planning collaboration with Perkins + Will has continued, with a two-day workshop that we’ll be talking about in future posts as we discuss what we found out about interacting with design provocations through the generation of planning alternatives…


… and we’ve started an investigation into facade optimization for sustainability performance, concentrating on window-to-wall ratio and shading percentages:


Fractal Facade study

But of course, the most exciting news (certainly for us, anyway) is that today at the Revit Technology Conference in Scottsdale Arizona we’re  announcing our Project Fractal Alpha.

To begin with, we’ll be inviting selected participants, but if you’re at the conference this week, watch for a stage announcement about how you can try out Project Fractal and give feedback to the development team. It’s been a great ride so far, and we’re looking forward to working with a larger group of customers to understand how optioneering using Dynamo Studio and Project Fractal can help expand possibilities for designers and engineers.