SEED is an acronym for Software Environment to support the Early phases in building Design. The overall architecture of SEED is based on a division of the preliminary design process into phases, each of which addresses a specific task. SEED intends to support each phase by an individual support module based on a shared logic and architecture. The modules envisioned for the first SEED prototype support the following phases: architectural programming, schematic layout design, and schematic configuration design.
researchers: Ulrich Flemming, Robert Francis Coyne, Omer Akin, Steven Fenves, James Garrett, Ramesh Krishnamurti, Rudi Stouffs, Robert Woodbury, Zeyno Aygen, Sheng-Fen Chien, Bongjin Choi, Shang-Chia Chiou, Michael Cumming, Magd A. Donia, Halil I Erhan, Nestor Gomez, Joyce Johnstone, Han Kiliccote, Ji-hyun Lee, Hoda Moustapha, Ipek Ozkaya, Hugues Rivard, Rana Sen, James Snyder Wen Jaw Jonah Tsai, Emily Ye Zhang, Andrew Burrow, Teng-Wen Chang, Sambit Datta
sponsor: The development of SEED has been sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USACERL), the Engineering Design Research Center (EDRC) at Carnegie Mellon, an Engineering Research Center of the National Science Foundation, under Grant No. EEC-8943164NSF, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), the Australian Research Council through its Large and Small Grant programs, the Australian Department of Industry Science and Tourism through its International Science and Technology Program and the University of Adelaide.
last updated 8.24.2006
by Mark D Gross