Daniel Davis is a Senior Researcher at CASE where he leads research efforts focused on the impacts of technology on the building industry. Having recently completed his PhD entitled “Modeled on Software Engineering: Flexible Parametric Models in the Practice of Architecture” at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, Daniel is particularly interested in the changes to design practice brought about by computation. He has taught internationally on the subject of computational design at universities including RMIT, Melbourne University, and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Daniel's research has been published in Architectural Design, International Journal of Architectural Computing, CAAD Futures, and writes a regular technology column for Architect magazine.
Quite the jet setter, Daniel has travelled and lived globally (think Vancouver, Canada; Seattle, WA; Cambridge, England) and even had a hand tackling the computational challenges of Antoni Gaudí's La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain. Originally from New Zealand, Daniel has spent the last few years living in Melbourne, Australia until we finally shipped him here stateside to New York City. He's currently cozying up in Brooklyn and getting acquainted with the “It's Showtime!” kids on the N/R trains during his commute to work.