Future of Design – Discovering relevance of the profession in the next decade


This edition looks at the evolution of the architecture profession and its services standing at the brink of being automated by technology. While it’s true the architects are growing in number globally across all the countries; the catching pace of technology is mind-numbing if not less.

While we still question and make a better-built environment through our manual or computer-aided tools, the method we follow/implement is being mapped in ways unprecedented.

The parametric tools which generate designs for us are now equipped with more knowledge learning from the patterns of how architecture designs are developed. While this software has become simpler, a home design is nearly a click faraway from a standard person maybe in but a decade.

If we consider how quickly the interfaces are adapting to serve people, a huge chunk of starter to moderately customized projects across the planet are often built through such tools in minutes.

That brings us to an existential question if nonetheless.


Building on the above premise, write an essay watching realistic answers that society and designers should check out while re-aligning themselves to an industry that has vastly changed from yesteryears. The piece should investigate answers to the subsequent questions; supported real-life experiences or interviews or reasoning built through research:

● Will architectural design stay relevant within the future? Will architectural design by architects stay relevant within the future?

● What factors accelerate these changes or shifts?

● does one think architects got to adapt? If yes then how OR If no then why?

● How can architects still be useful to a bigger section of society?

● How can the economics of the architecture industry improve within the long run?

● If tools begin to automate design, does one think architects are going to be excluded from such futures?

● What steps the practice can take today to plant seeds which will be helpful to exist next to machines


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