We are looking for a Spatial Data Analyst to join our team in London.
What you would do
You will be part of a multidisciplinary team working together to deliver innovative data-driven projects within our Urban Systems service. Your role will be to support consultancy and research projects using Spatial Data Analysis and you will be responsible for sourcing, analysing and visualising data, as well as developing new spatial data analytics methods and workflows.
The full details are here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1334069170/.
Come and join us!
Director of SUPERSPACE Christian Derix presented Urban Systems at ETH Zürich Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore.
The presentation illustrates how data driven planning always also requires user-centric models of simulation if the deployment of data is to be valuable beyond the numeric information contained within.
Lucy Helme presented SUPERSPACE’s work and methodology to Real Estate Masters (Mst) students at the University of Cambridge on Wed 3rd July. The course is offered by The Department of Land Economy and is aimed at experienced professionals and those identified as future leaders in the real estate industry. The students also used SUPERSPACE’s MoreLA application and research as part of their Real Estate Development Module in studying development opportunities in Los Angeles.
SUPERSPACE Design Analyst Gözde Uyar gave a full day lecture at the Doctoral training session in School of Architecture at RCA. The morning session included presenting visualisation techniques for evidence-based design. In the afternoon, PhD students presented their works and critiques were given to improve visual representation and the use of analytical research methods.
MPhil/PHD Architecture – Programme description:
Data Science talks series ‘DataBeers’, Google Campus, Madrid
SUPERSPACE’s Fabio Galicia presented ‘madrides’, a personal project that maps tens of thousands of bike trips onto the street network, performing user segmentation to extract movement patterns. The study proposes ways to improve the bike hire system itself and become a useful tool for the users’ community. The project was runner up in the cityvis.io competition 2018, and you can see it live at madrides.in/
Improving productivity with location intelligence
SUPERSPACE Manager of Digital Environments, Dave Towey addressed this year’s Summit on day two and presented a number of different case studies to illustrate how data-driven insights can be used to optimise the strategic and spatial planning of campuses across various scales.
Read more here
Fast Company named MORE LA, our study focused on repurposing parking to places in Southern California, as both a Finalist in the “Spaces, Places and Cities” category and an Honorable Mention in “AI and Data” for its 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards.
According to Fast Company, the magazine drew nearly 2,000 submissions across 17 categories from around the world. Its reporters and editor created lists of honorable mentions and finalists which were then presented to a 31-person panel of judges with diverse backgrounds in technology, business, sustainability, transportation and other areas of expertise.
Creating inventive workplace to escalate industries efficiency.
Dr. Christian Derix addressed the conference on the topic of Beyond Tracking: Spatial Prediction for the Automation of Workplace Design. A number of SUPERSPACE projects were presented that gave insight into the use of spatial analytics and prediction and how they can influence workplace design.
Digital technologies being developed across a range of industries present huge potential for architecture and construction. Dr. Christian Derix will present alongside Matthew Blair, Principal BVN and Robert Beson, Principal AR-MA and discuss how the work of SUPERSPACE is evolving architectural services and project delivery through the innovative application of digital technologies.
Spatial analytics – Unlocking building performances through smart planning with spatial analytics and predicting people’s behaviour.
Dr. Christian Derix will address the Summit on day two and explore how understanding spatial and social metrics can catapult operational performances. How strong design research can enhance architectural building design, utilisation, facility management and increase people’s well-being. As well as how updating commercial buildings with connectivity and intelligence goes hand in hand with sustainability!
Read more here
At the third annual LA CoMotion conference in Los Angeles, the global architecture studio Woods Bagot, and SUPERSPACE, will host a special workshop event to introduce, explore, and refine its major research and design study, MORE LA: Transforming Parking to Places in Southern California.
The MORE LA study builds on the premise that the major changes now underway in the region’s transportation—and even more transformative changes expected in the near-future—will allow extraordinary development opportunities for Los Angeles, America’s second largest metropolis and a worldwide pioneer in new modes of urban transportation.
Associate Principal Tara Roscoe and SUPERSPACE Design Researcher Erica Brett will speak on “Dismantling Subjectivity, Reducing Uncertainty through Data Augmented Design” at the CoreNet Global Summit in Boston on October 17.
Today Debby Ray, Associate Principal and Prarthana Jagannath, SUPERSPACE Associate of Woods Bagot’s London studio presented the “Spatial Analytics Informing Zero Carbon” at The University of London’s event – the Zero Carbon Challenge. The event brings together industry experts across the areas of sustainable design and engineering in a series of talks and round table discussions. Decision makers from over 30 UK universities met with the aim of making their campuses zero carbon in the next 20 years. To achieve this goal universities require new and innovative approaches to both new build design and major renovations of existing and historic buildings. It is only by opening this discussion that together the universities and dedicated industry professionals can develop the blueprint plans and strategy to achieve the University of London’s Zero Carbon goal.
Christian is giving a keynote talk at the international conference for Research Culture in Architecture in Kaiserslautern, Germany. As the only professional speaker, Christian is talking alongside academics from MIT and RWTH. More information available here.
The july/august edition of the Architecture Australia magazine contains a long section on ‘Research in Large Australian Practice’. The edition includes a discussion with Dr Christian Derix about the approach of Woods Bagot to R&D.
On Tuesday the 31st July, the AA is organizing a launch event for the edition where Christian will participate in a panel discussion between 8 of Australias largest architectural practices.
Due to our long history of researching and applying machine learning to spatial design, Dr Christian Derix will give a keynote at this year’s Smart Geometry conference in Toronto. The theme of this year’s conference revolves around machine learning in design. More information available here
Check out the video here
Prarthana Jagannath talked at this year’s design research symposium at the University of West of England (UWE) in Bristol about research and development in practice. As manager for Design Computation, Prarthana has been applying academic research in practice for 7 years and helped establish SUPERSPACE at Woods Bagot and drive the spatial analysis and computational design agenda.
The Design Colloquium for Design-First Firms is a unique forum where leaders of exceptional firms in architecture, engineering, and related design disciplines gather in an intimate, candid setting to exchange ideas and experiences with their peers.
Luis Jaggy addressed the forum in San Francisco. His presentation examined how understanding the deeper ties between occupant typologies and their derived occupational patterns enables our design teams as well as our clients to ideate and explore deeper and more rigorous design strategies and solutions. Luis showed various domains of our R&D and sector applications and discussed how a large international commercial practice benefits from investment into the fundamental research of what constitutes ‘good space’ through data and computing science. More information available here
As part of the 2018 Sydney Design Festival, SUPERSPACE participated in the “Locating Agency” Symposium. This years’ theme was concerned with the densification, connectivity and transformation of global cities. Dr. Christian Derix presented current research and contextualized Sydney’s transformation in relation to regional, interstate, and international frameworks.
Christian Derix addressed this conference with a session on reassessing risk: ‘Sustaining market stability through a recovery model and viewing the uncertainties in current financial models’. The event focused on merging economic and city layouts for beneficial expansion. Full event details here – http://trueventus.com/fmup-sydney/
SUPERSPACE again featured in Woods Bagot’s latest global conference series in Los Angeles. LA has been segregated for many decades along ethnic and income lines. Communities and urban morphologies reflected this organic zoning providing ‘character’ and identity to districts. SUPERSPACE attempts to visually reveal and quantify some of the urban layers that make up the diversity of drivers that underpin these conflicting demands. The session presented possible typologies of densification stemming from the different spatial utilization and community characters of LA’s many neighborhoods. Read full event details here – https://www.la3point0.com/
Woods Bagot and SUPERSPACE celebrated the launch of their new auxiliary website dedicated to the global firm’s in-house design research group. The firm’s most influential clients and Global Board congregated at The Loft in Sydney for an event experience that put ‘data-driven design on display’.
The website exemplifies SUPERSPACE’s methodology and how its experts inform user-centric design outcomes. The group leverages data, spatial intelligence, and bespoke software programming to predict behaviour patterns and solve contemporary design issues facing organisations and cities around the world.
Dr Derix speaks at Frost Collective’s 51st symposium in Sydney about new models of property development and planning. Tim Horton from the NSW Architects Registration Board moderated the panel including Jason Twill of Urban Apostles and Vince Frost of Frost Collective. A lively discussion ensued about the potential of using advanced data-driven planning as pioneered by SUPERSPACE to create equity for citizens in the land management and real-estate development process.
Watch full panel here – http://www.de-frost.com/events/business-models-in-property/
SUPERSPACE contributed to the annual global Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) conference 2017 in Sydney. Our teams’ research was featured in a long feature article (Derix, Helme, Galicia and Kachkaev) in the CTBUH Journal – Special 2017 Conference Themed Issue (issue IV) exploring the ‘Evaluation of Livability of Local Neighbourhoods and Global Cities’. Based on our CIVITAS and Urban Archive models, we analysed five cities and two neighbourhoods within those cities to generate data profiles and their similarities based on spatial character and usage.
Dr Derix presented the findings of the article to the City Branding session, demonstrating the concepts behind CIVITAS, a data-driven urban search model able to quantify the liveability of global cities and inform how to leverage big urban data to conduct evidence-based masterplanning.
Read full paper here – https://store.ctbuh.org/p-195-2017-issue-iv.aspx
Watch video interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joYvOsOJRlg