s a member of the “Computational Design Optimization of Building Structures” (BUILD-OPT) EPSRC research project, Antiopi participated in the organization of a one-day workshop entitled “Optimization-Driven Creativity In Structural Design”. The workshop was part of the 2018 International Association of Shell & Spatial Structures (IASS) Conference being held at MIT.

The research team has developed a plug-in for Rhino/Grasshopper which makes it easy for a designer to use layout optimization at the conceptual design stage, which was made available to participants for a “hands-on” workshop session.