Parametric Monkey

Parametric Monkey is a digital design consultancy which offers specialist architecture, BIM, computational design, and digital fabrication expertise. We work with project owners, architects, contractors, developers, engineers and local governments to improve the way buildings are designed, built and operated through the use of digital design tools. We help businesses to not just do things better, but to do better things.

For too long now, design professionals have remained siloed within the architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) industry. To remain relevant and meet today’s demand for productivity, innovation, affordability and speed, design professionals must embrace real-time integration of all facets of the design and construction process. In rising to this challenge, Parametric Monkey offers advanced capabilities which can support your project and business. With a focus on integration, collaboration and agility, Parametric Monkey exists where building and technology intersect.

Software & Services

We offer specialist architecture, BIM, computational design, and digital fabrication expertise. We work with project owners, architects, contractors, developers, engineers and local governments to improve the way buildings are designed, built and operated through the use of digital design tools.

Architecture

Parametric Monkey has extensive international experience providing core architectural services at different scales and across a wide variety of typologies. We use our expertise in BIM and computational design to improve the flow of data, information and knowledge. We combine intuition with data-driven design to bring novel and innovative solutions to the design process.

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BIM

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process for creating and managing all information on a project – before, during and after construction. As more and more countries begin to mandate BIM, organisations must adopt BIM to remain competitive. Parametric Monkey can aid you along your BIM journey, whether you are just starting or want to take your processes to the next level.

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Computational design

Computational design is not merely a tool, but an instrument which allows us to see things differently. It offers a way to generate, rationalise and analyse multiple design options, quickly and iteratively. No longer is it necessary to rely on old rules-of-thumb. Parametric Monkey uses sophisticated digital tools to generate data-driven design solutions.

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Digital Fabrication

Digital fabrication puts the power of making in the hands of the design profession by closing the gap between digital technologies and the physical construction process. We work with your team to develop design-to-fabrication workflows to enable a faster construction process, minimise resources, and use material-specific design solutions.

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Strategy

Technology is changing the nature of practice. To remain relevant, AEC professionals must shatter knowledge silos and embrace integrated, design solutions. Parametric Monkey works with organisations to develop strategies, processes, structural changes, and skillsets, to enable digital design and innovation to flourish.

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On-demand support

This is the most flexible option and best for services of a short duration project work. Whether it is for a feasibility study, design competition, or just to provide some extra firepower when needed, we have a range of rates to suit your needs. Simply let us know how long you need our support for and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Subscription support

A subscription provides general on-demand support such as; Dynamo and Grasshopper script review and troubleshooting, advice on best practices for Revit and Rhino, and one-to-one software tutorials. This method enables staff to get support as soon as possible without the hassle of going through red tape. From our experience, this is one of the best ways to foster change within an organisation. There are three subscription tiers available:

Gold

Eight (8) hours per month of face-to-face time* with us to cover whatever topics you would like to discuss, including but not limited to:

Review script definitions
Advice on best practice modelling techniques
Technical discussion about the underlying computational logic
Advanced modelling and analysis techniques
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Silver

Four (4) hours per month of face-to-face time* with us to cover whatever topics you would like to discuss, including but not limited to:

Review script definitions
Advice on best practice modelling techniques
Technical discussion about the underlying computational logic
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Bronze

Two (2) hours per month of face-to-face time* with us to cover whatever topics you would like to discuss, including but not limited to:

Review script definitions
Advice on best practice modelling techniques
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Workshops

Parametric Monkey offers a range of  workshops which are focused on improving the digital literacy of designers. We believe in using the right tool for the job and as such cover Revit, Dynamo, Rhino and Grasshopper. We pride ourselves of delivering high-quality and engaging content which can be used in real-world scenarios. We customise our training to the target audience and ensure that the learning atmosphere is always positive and energetic.

Dynamo

Grasshopper

Revit

Rhino

Ladybug

From Our Blog...

Rethinking Revit: Our Stockholm syndrome

Over recent weeks there has been a furore surrounding Autodesk and their flagship product, Revit. An open letter to Autodesk called into question Revit’s value given escalating licencing costs with stagnant product development. Some long-term customers have even begun considering abandoning Revit altogether and switching to rival software. So how has all of this come about and what’s to take away from the situation? This article offers an alternative view on the matter, suggesting a whole rethink of our relationship with Revit altogether. The Autodesk open letter For years, Architects have complained… Read More

Unintended consequences: Why a LOD400 model is not always desirable

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has brought about significant improvement to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. As this article will explore, however, is that the enforcement of specific BIM deliverables can be counterproductive and result in worse project outcomes. Specifically, the article unpacks the requirement of a fabrication-level model, known as ‘LOD400’. When challenging the fitness-for-purpose of BIM, some readers may be inclined to jump to the conclusion that if you are challenging BIM, you must be advocating CAD. This assumption is misguided. For those that know the work of Parametric… Read More

Rediscovering Flux: Lessons for generative design software

One of the recent occurrences that have puzzled me is the number of visitors to parametricmonkey.com looking at Flux tutorials. I’ve even had requests to buy the software. So why is this puzzling? Well firstly, Flux closed down over two years ago. And secondly, I’ve been debating what to do with out-of-date tutorials; delete or keep for prosperity? This dilemma got me thinking a little deeper than my superficial WordPress issues. Despite Flux no longer being in existence, it was more relevant than ever. But to understand why let’s start at the… Read More