National – DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd., an interior construction company that uses proprietary software to design, manufacture and install fully customizable environments, has joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as a Cornerstone Partner.
Commenting on the initiative, Luke Dawson, vice president, brand & strategic marketing, stated, “DIRTT and the AIA have a shared commitment to drive positive change through the power of design. The goal of this partnership is to grow awareness about how architects can harness the infinite design freedom provided by industrialized construction, creating experiences that stand the test of time and easily change with it.”
As an AIA Cornerstone Partner, DIRTT will advocate for the integration and adoption of industrialized construction as part of design conversations to create workplaces focused on flexibility and adaptive functionality.
Architecture, engineering, and construction software, like DIRTT’s ICE platform, enables stakeholders to connect to their designs from anywhere in the world, providing the opportunity to conceptualize a space before starting construction and make instant, accurate, and informed spatial modifications. “Technology continues to advance understanding within the design community of how people experience space and collaborate,” says Mark Greffen, DIRTT’s chief technology officer.
Representatives of DIRTT say the company has made significant investments in the architectural community including publishing the second issue of its Iconoclast magazine, focused on “Why Adaptable Design Matters” and featuring leading figures in research, industrial design, interior design and organizational strategy; and hosting and continuing to welcome national, regional, local firms and AIA chapters at its annual Connext event, corresponding with Chicago’s Neocon tradeshow in October.