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"Innovation in the Age of Possibilities" with Ramtin Attar, Autodesk Research, Toronto

Thu, Nov 20/14 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Room 103, 230 College Street
Following the lecture, audience members are invited to continue the conversation with the speaker in the Graduate Student Lounge, located in the lower level of 230 College Street.

Ramtin received his Masters of Architecture with a focus on digital media, architectural design, history and philosophy. He is the recipient of various awards including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal, Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture's award of distinction and Canadian Architect's Art of CAD award.
 
Ramtin joined Autodesk Research with extensive experience in design research, practice and education. Ramtin has led and worked on various high profile architectural design projects and winning design competition entries. In addition to his role as a research scientist at Autodesk Research, Ramtin also works closely with researchers outside of Autodesk to develop strategic partnerships and projects. He is currently participating in a number of funded research projects involving academia, government and industry.


 
Ramtin has taught and lectured on digital media and design at four Canadian Universities. He currently holds an honorary Research Professorship from the school of architecture at Carleton University where he is deeply invested in a number of projects that deal with community revitalization, sustainability, and life-cycle assessment of the built environment. He is also a founding member of SimAUD conference; a newly established conference on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design.
 
Recently Ramtin has been selected as a DiverseCity Fellow: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project funded in part by the government of Ontario. As a passionate city-builder, Ramtin has joined a diverse cross-section of rising leaders from business, government, and community organizations who will work together to strengthen the economic and social prosperity of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Ramtin is also the founder of Imagine My City; a non-profit organization that he is working to grow by helping important regional issues through collective leadership coupled with tools of imagination.

Daniels Sessions aims to explore new and alternative viewpoints on architectural practice and research. The series features speakers who present unconventional perspectives and work from both inside and outside of the discipline. Daniels Sessions aims to provoke thought and generate discussion in a less formal setting. Following the lecture, audience members are invited to continue the conversation with the speaker in the Graduate Student Lounge, located in the lower level of 230 College Street.