Lineweights Over Coffee podcast recently welcomed Francesco Cingolani – director of the Mastère Spécialisé® Advanced Master DESIGN by DATA at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. Francesco, as presented in the podcast, is also the co-founder of Volumes, a collaborative coworking space in Paris that is run by a team of interdisciplinary designers that features a maker studio and a foodlab and associate professor at Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture et de paysage de Lille.

In this episode of the Lineweights Over Coffee Podcast, Francesco discusses about :

  • the origins of the Design By Data program
  • the changing nature of the AEC industry
  • Data as the new design material that architects must adapt to
  • the type of candidates that architecture firms will be looking for in the near future
  • multidisciplinary collaboration at the school
  • skills expected from candidates
  • what kind of job are students expected to get at the end of the year
  • and more…

Lineweights Over Coffee is a blog which includes resources for students to help them develop their architectural professional project. It deals with the challenges that architecture students face while entering the professional world and the not-so-obvious opportunities that are available to young architects with weekly podcasts with architects from around the globe. It offers tutorials and courses to streamline design process, information about Masters programs, both local and foreign.

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