Mar/02
Brady Peters

Sound and Surface

Building Technology Group | Spring 2020 Lecture Series

12:30 pm, Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Architecture is an instrument, and through the manipulation of geometry and surface, architects create spatial and experiential sonic effects. While the consideration of sound gives opportunity for invention, architects are challenged by a lack the explorative and representational techniques. Dr. Brady Peters will present projects that investigate the creation of an acoustically-informed architecture. The research encompasses advanced computational simulation, geometric generation, and robotic fabrication techniques.

Brady Peters

Assistant Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto

Director, Smartgeometry

Dr. Brady Peters has been teaching design, computation, digital fabrication, and acoustics at the University of Toronto since 2013. One of his primary research areas is the investigation the potentials of digital design, simulation, and fabrication to create architectural surfaces that result in better acoustic performance. Brady is one of the Directors of Smartgeometry, an organization that promotes the use of computation in architecture. After graduating with his professional architecture degree, Brady moved to London UK and worked for Buro Happold and Foster + Partners.  As a member of the Specialist Modelling Group (SMG) – Foster + Partner’s internal research and development consultancy – Brady worked on many projects with complex geometry and integrated building simulation. Brady lived in Copenhagen from 2008-2013 where worked with JJW Architects and Grontmij Acoustica. He received his PhD in Architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in 2015.