NEW YORK COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTATION AND FABRICATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
01::3690::COMPUTATION FABRICATION + MATERIAL
This course, the second in the digital fabrication certificate sequence (following ARCH3590) focuses on the development of parametric tools and digital prototyping techniques and practice. Beginning from the study of precedents of modern architectural fabrication—both digital and nondigital the course will develop a comprehensive understanding of exemplary construction and tectonic systems, as well as allowing students to develop a proficiency in applying this knowledge in constructing associative/parametric digital models that utilize tools to generate alternative variations of these systems.In integral part of the course involves the study of parametric modeling in Rhino 3D and Grasshopper. The course will also include dedicated workshops on digital fabrication equipment including the CNC router, lasercutter, and 3D printer. The output of the course will be a digitally modeled and fabricated facade component, involving complex geometry. Students will have come away from the course with digital and material models, and documentation of the structural characteristics of the materials and fabricationtechniques used.