Course / Starting 6 September 2018

Opening the black box – Unleashing engineer’s creativity through programming

4 x 2.5 hour evening sessions:

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September




17 Sheep Lane,


E8 3FA



Parametric tools such as Grasshopper and scripting of FE analysis packages have given engineers the opportunity to “look under the hood” of software to automate its functionality and send data between different packages. This is enabling engineers to work faster and more creatively.


A recent issue of the Structural Engineer highlighted the challenge of “coping with todays technology” and warned of the “danger of the black box mentality”.  Past IStructE President Tim Ibell stated that we are “far behind where we need to be to launch our profession into the digital age”.


We have developed a course to help engineers seize this opportunity and address these concerns.

The course focuses on Rhino + Grasshopper, the C# programming language and how to link to various analysis packages. These tools are commonly used by top architecture practices - effective collaboration will increasingly rely on this knowledge.


The course will be enjoyable, practical and immediately applicable to projects. Class sizes will be limited to eight with two instructors to guarantee interactive sessions. The course is suitable for all levels of engineer from graduate to director.



Harri Lewis CEng MPhil MEng is a chartered engineer with experience in specialist computational design teams at top engineering and architecture firms including Ramboll and Foster + Partners.


Jack Munro BArch MArch RIBA II is an architect and product designer with extensive experience in the use and teaching of Rhino + Grasshopper.


Previous feedback:

“Great introduction to visual and text based programming. Has given me the confidence to use parametric design in my day to day work. Would highly recommend.”

“I knew I would enjoy the subject matter, but I came away having also met some really great people!” “Very well organised and well presented. The pace is high but perfect if you like to be challenged.”



£495 + VAT

Places are strictly limited and will be provided on a first come first served basis.

Bespoke extended courses or project specific support available.

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