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

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From Our Blog...

Finding North

Henry Ford once said, ‘The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.’ This article, Finding North, is a tale of how a simple oversight in understanding north can have devastating consequences. The story begins some 20 years ago when a recent architectural graduate was working on a multi-residential project. There was nothing particularly out of the ordinary about the project apart from its beachfront location. Yet the size and bulk of the project were sure to raise eyebrows from the local council. And sure enough, it did. The… Read More

Identifying innovation opportunities

In our previous article, Understanding Innovation, we learnt about innovation and disruption theory and how to differentiate between sustaining technologies and disruptive technologies. This article, which forms part two of our digital transformation series, continues the narrative by discussing how organisations can identify innovation opportunities and make an informed decision without biases. With resources traditionally focused on project-based work, how and where Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) companies direct their efforts is critical. ”I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat every problem as… Read More

MetricMonkey update

Back in May last year, we released a preview of MetricMonkey, our feasibility analysis software, which enables architects, urban designers and property developers to evaluate designs in real-time via an interactive dashboard. Since then, we’ve been busy developing MetricMonkey to incorporate much of the initial user feedback we received. Here is a preview of some of the new features. Mixed-use functionality We don’t live in the 1960s anymore and no longer is it best practice to have single-use zoning. That’s why we’ve incorporated mixed-use functionality. Switching from one function to another is… Read More