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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.
    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

Constructing Process Models from Distributed Design Activity - pdf
Michael Cumming
Carnegie Mellon University Shool of Architecture Ph.D. dissertation

Supporting Information Navigation in Generative Design Systems - pdf
Sheng-Fen Chien
Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture PhD Dissertation

Computational Modeling of Design Requirements for Buildings - pdf
Magd A. Donia
Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture Ph.D. dissertation

A Hybrid Model for Case Indexing and Retrieval in Building Design - pdf
Zeyno Aygen
Ph.D. Dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture and Institute of Complex Engineered Systems

Information Navigation in Generative Design Systems - pdf
Sheng-Fen Chien, Ulrich Flemming
CAADRIA '97: Proceedings of The Second Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia,