Sam Wilkinson

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Awarded VEIV EngD

PLP Research is focused on providing better tools for architects and engineers to predict behaviour of complex systems, such as the built environment. The control of geometric form has been the focus of current parametric design systems. By teaming up with UCL Energy Institute and Bentley Systems, PLP aims to extend that ease of control into the energy space-time domain, where manipulating performance is as important as manipulating form. By coupling geometric form and performance very tightly, optimisation and exploration will be orders of magnitude faster and easier.

The purpose of this collaboration is to develop and test a parametric design environment which addresses the issues raised by environmental and sustainable design. This collaboration aims to extend an established parametric environment, Generative Components by Bentley Systems.


Samuel Wilkinson, Gwyneth Bradbury, Sean Hanna; 2015; Reduced-order urban wind interference; Simulation, Volume: 91 issue: 9, page(s): 809-824

Primary Supervisor: Sean Hanna

Industry Sponsor: PLP Architecture

Dynamic Environments | Parametric Sustainable Design