Thought leadership about the AEC industry and how organisations can do to do better things.
2022 year in review

2022 year in review

Parametric Monkey 2022 year in review and where we are headed to achieve our aim of helping AEC businesses do better things.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where good ideas come from

This article debunks some of the myths around ideation and discusses how organisations can improve their odds of success.

Finding North

Finding North

Finding North is a tale of how a simple oversight in understanding the orientation of North can have devastating consequences.


MetricMonkey update

A preview of some of the new features we’re developing for MetricMonkey, our feasibility analysis software for architects & urban planners.

Understanding Innovation

Understanding innovation

What do the terms ‘disruption’ and ‘innovation’ really mean? The article presents disruption theory as a framework to sort fact from fiction.

2019 Update

Parametric Monkey 2019 update

Parametric Monkey 2019 year in review and where we are headed to achieve our aim of helping the AEC industry do better things.

Learning to Learn for Architects

Learning to learn for architects

This article explores some of the research around learning and suggests a framework for architects to learn to learn.

Glossary of computational terminology

An explanation of common terminology used in computational design grouped them into six taxonomies including algorithms and natural systems.

A brief history of computation

A brief history of computation in architectural design over 5 eras: 2D drafting, 3D modelling, BIM, computational design & machine learning.

AU Australia 2017

A review of the Autodesk University (AU) Australia conference held in Sydney on October 2017.


A review of the 37th annual conference of the ACADIA conference held at the MIT Media Lab in Boston on November 2017.


Putting BIM in perspective

This article explores common misconceptions about BIM adoption and offers an alternative perspective to negotiate these arguments.

Autodesk University 2016 wrap-up

A wrap up from the Autodesk University conference hosted at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas from 15-17 November 2016.


BIM ecosystem

Learn how to extend Revit’s conceptual modelling capabilities by combining it with various interoperability plug-ins, to create a BIM ecosystem.


A review of the ROB|ARCH 2016 conference held at Walsh Bay in Sydney from 15th –19th March and hosted by The University of Sydney.

RTC 2016

A wrap-up from the twelfth Australasian RTC conference, held at the Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley from 12-14 May 2016.


A review of the 35th annual ACADIA conference held at the University of Cincinnati from 19-24 October.

Fabricating Futures

A review of the University of Sydney’s ‘Fabricating Futures: Robots. Research. Design’ exhibition as part of the Sydney Design 2015 festival.

Revit’s slow development

Reflecting on Revit’s slow development and why Dynamo shouldn’t be the surrogate for Autodesk’s development work.

Autodesk University 2014 wrap-up

A wrap up from the Autodesk University conference hosted at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas from 2-4 December 2014.


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