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 starting 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

Ladybug

From Our Blog...

UTS Central: A case study in digital fabrication

This case study will present the UTS Central project as an exemplar of how an architect’s design intent can be maintained through the use of material-specific design solutions, parametric modelling and digital fabrication. The project is a striking 17-storey, glass-encased building which forms the final project of the University of Sydney’s (UTS) City Campus Master Plan. Parametrically derived via a set of rules, the sun shading system regulates solar access into the library’s reading room and is manufactured primarily from folded aluminum components. Each of 108 unique bays consists of a louvre, 64 of… Read More

Parametric Monkey announces preview of new feasibility software

I am pleased to announce the preview of MetricMonkey, Parametric Monkey’s feasibility software. The software enables architects, urban designers and property developers to evaluate designs in real-time via an interactive dashboard. MetricMonkey focuses on augmenting, rather than replacing human capabilities, so that the designer is always in control of the design. Democratising knowledge Over the past decade or so, designers have become increasingly aware of the enormous value that computational design offers. Yet despite its advantages, many designers have struggled to embed computational design into their design processes. Our experience suggests that… Read More

2019 workshop series kicks-off

If you’ve been thinking about becoming more digitally competent this year, Parametric Monkey has just announced a series of upcoming workshops focused on improving the digital literacy of designers: Grasshopper Beginner GH101, May 17, 2019 Ladybug for Grasshopper Beginner LB101, June 6, 2019 We all know that it is hard to get away from the office for large chunks of time. That’s why we’ve designed our workshops to suit the demands of AEC professionals. Our workshops run for 3.5hrs sessions so you’ll never be too far away from your project! Not only… Read More