Master in PARAMETRIC DESIGN 2014, for architecture students

This is an unique study program in the world that introduces you to parametric design and digital manufacturing in the fields of:
Design product, architecture, landscape, digital fabrication, etc. through the creation of physical and digital parametric models using as main tools Grasshopper for Rhino and our CNC milling machine.
Master in PARAMETRIC DESIGN 2014, for architecture students
GRASHOPPER is a software used at famous architecture offices as Zaha Hadid, or engineering teams as the one of Sagrada Familia (Barcelona), one of the most technological advanced buildings in the world.
We will have the best available tutors and instructors, for every UNIT. With university teaching experience.
Who is it for?
Aimed to professionals and students from the world of architecture, industrial design.. interested in learning and the use of parametric working tools.

The Course includes a Full RHINO 5.0 Educational Licence!




The course is divided into 5 GROUPS with several UNITS

GROUP I: NURBS modelling (Rhino, Grasshopper)


GROUP III: MESHES modelling (Grasshopper for organic design, structural analysis, thermal calculation and form-finding)

GROUP IV: INTEROPERABILITY (Grasshopper and its connection with arduino, sensors, data from internet, Python)

GROUP V: THESIS (personal work on the main interests of the student based on the previous units + V-Ray for rendering)


Instructors and speakers:

Sergio Alonso del Campo, Diego García Cuevas and Victor Armas Crespo – Controlmad (Spain)

Arturo Tedeschi. Form-finding expert.  ArturoTedeschi Office (Italy)

Thomas Grabner/Ursula Frick  [UTO] Developers. (Austria)

Moritz Heimrath. Structural analisys expert Karamba  (Germany)

David Serrano Lozano. Interoperability expert [Random] office (Spain)

VISIT to SAGRADA FAMILIA, Barcelona with Andrés de Mesa-Sagrada Familia engineers (Spain)

VISIT to FUNDICIÓN CAPA with Julia Capa (Spain)

McNeel experts from McNeel Europe


Instructors and speakers at previous editions:

Francesc Salla (responsible for the development of Visual-Arq, AsuniCAD)


Luis Fraguada. Developer

Marta Verde.

Clemens Preisinger. Developer.

Pepe Ballesteros. Chairman of Pasajes Magazine.

From Monday to Thursday

The aim of every UNIT is that students can learn new parametric tools based on Grasshopper.

Lectures are taken in the morning. Afternoon time is devoted to students to work on their personal projects based on what tutors have taught during the morning.

Instruction Language: ENGLISH

Maximum number of students: 13






Timetable tutored classes (classroom)____________ M-T-W-T  09:30h-15:00h

Timetable personal projects (on-site or at home)____ M-T-W 15:30h – 18:30h

Course Presentation_______September 8th 2014

Course Start_____________September 9th 2014

End of course____________December 5th 2014


Price: 3950 EURO VAT(21%) included

Special Discount: 3850 EURO VAT(21%) included for registration before July 25th.

(In order to guarantee a seat in the course, it is possible to make a first deposit of 800 euros and pay the rest of the fee in a period of about 30 days. Check the registration pdf)

Are you interested? There are seats available. You can already make a reservation of your seat with ‘special discount’ registration.

Please download and read this .pdf file: