For PM's and PA's

Dive into how workshops, charettes, analysis, and computational design at the right times can push performance while enhancing design. Explore strategies and resources sorted by phase as well as our glossary to keep you up to speed with terminology.

Phases

Schematic Design

Schematic design begins in rough form as sketches, floor plan studies, and 3d or physical models. Several owner/designer meetings are typical during this phase to make decisions and determine a direction for the design to evolve.

Strategies

Biophilic design is more than bringing plants into a building but includes improving occupant health and wellbeing bu reconnecting the users with their roots as humans on earth.
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Mornings with JillianThe best way to start off a day is to start it with Jillian~1 week~8 hours/week
Understanding the climate can help set a project on the right track and can drastically impact performance with minimal cost.
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Mornings with JillianThe best way to start off a day is to start it with Jillian~1 week~8 hours/week
Setting up goals early and keeping to them can keep a project on track even when the going gets rough.
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Energy Code Targetscoordinate with team and code consultant to extract the critical items for analysis~1 day~4 hours
Mornings with JillianThe best way to start off a day is to start it with Jillian~1 week~8 hours/week
Look into the forces that inform the site from climate to neighboring buildings and communities.
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Mornings with JillianThe best way to start off a day is to start it with Jillian~1 week~8 hours/week
Spatial analysis is all about understanding the understanding what kind of site you have and how to best utilize it for your spaces.
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Nature in the SpaceBring green things into projects so that people have a strengthened connection with the natural outdoors.~1 week~4 hours/week

Guides

It's easy to get lost in the weeds when trying to find useful computational design tools and scripts, we've curated the best tools into tutorials for solving design problems.


Blocks

These are the building blocks of computational design that you can plug into your tool, analysis, or design process already made.


Presentations

Pylos also has a variety of presentations and resources from past lunch and learns, meetings, workshops, and other events helping the firm share knowledge for high performance and computational design.