NEW - Using Computational Design in Practice


This two day practical course presents methods for using computational design within engineering design.

Compared to other courses focusing on complex geometry in Grasshopper or Excel VBA to automate simple tasks, the tutors of this course will try to instigate a more efficient mindset to approach engineering in the 21st century. It will be done by giving an overview of many tools and techniques which can speed up the workflow and offer new ways to solve old problems.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Generate parametric structural layouts
  • Quickly export simple structures to analysis packages
  • React to changes during the design process
  • Analyse a problem and design a script to automate the solution
  • Recognise how and why various data structures are used


Lorenzo Greco is a structural engineer skilled in software development. His main areas of expertise are optimisation and machine learning for engineering, computational methods for engineering, and various programming languages. He and his partners have founded to offer advanced technological solutions.

Harri Lewis helped found Ramboll Computational Design (RCD). After completing his MPhil in Digital Architectonics, he returned to RCD, but later joined the Specialist Modelling Group at Foster + Partners. Harri is the founder of Mule Studio, which works in the fields of engineering, architecture, industrial design and research.

Intended for

Students or professional engineers.

Entry criteria


Don't delay booking your place - if we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Using Computational Design in Practice

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date
21/10/2019 - 22/10/2019

10:00 - 17:30

£475 + VAT for Members
(Early bird £427 + VAT)

£615 + VAT for Non-Members
(Early bird £553 + VAT)

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Lorenzo Greco and Harri Lewis

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