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 not just to 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 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.

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.

BIM

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

Computational design

Computational design is not just 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 antiquated rules-of-thumb. Parametric Monkey uses sophisticated digital tools to generate data-driven design solutions.

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.

Strategy

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

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

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 members to get support as soon as possible without the hassle of going through endless red tape. From our experience, this is one of the best ways to foster change within an organisation. Please note that subscriptions are not suitable for script development and textual programming, such as Python. If you require these services, a quotation can be provided upon request. 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
A$25,900/year

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
A$13,200/year

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
A$6,800/year

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 right 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

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From Our Blog...

Improving operational effectiveness with Dynamo

Across the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, there are vast differences in how well companies execute basic tasks. The performing of these tasks better than how rivals perform them, is known as ‘operational effectiveness’.1 Operational effectiveness is important because it improves productivity and profitability. While many might be quick to point out that operational effectiveness is fundamentally different and not a substitute for a carefully defined strategy, if a company can’t get the operational basics right, it doesn’t matter how brilliant their strategy is.2 This article explores how companies can improve… Read More

Learning to learn for architects

Architecture is an industry notorious for a culture of long hours. Many, particularly young graduates, accept this condition as part and parcel of the industry. It must be normal because everyone is doing right? We convince ourselves that all the additional overtime working towards our project deadline can’t last forever. We make promises to ourselves about all the cool and interesting things that we are going to do once the project is completed. The truth is however, that downtime never arrives, because sure enough, right after your project finishes, there is another… Read More

Glossary of computational terminology

Computational design is often presented in pure technical terms without an understanding of the logic and theory behind the process. For example, it is frequent to go to lectures or presentations, whereby the presenter will demonstrate how to do XYZ in a particular software. However, this results in only a superficial understanding of computational design and further undermines its adoption, as it is portrayed as a tool rather than as a philosophy of design. This articles seeks to address this issue through the (brief) explanation of common terminology used in computational design…. Read More