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Join us in congratulating David Rutten who won a ACADIA 2012 "Innovative Research Award" on Saturday night in San Francisco. Over 400 enthusiastic ACADIA Awards Dinner attendees cheered as David's Acceptance Speech was projected in the nave of the CCA / California College of the Arts. Congrats David!!!

Quoting the Press Release:

The selection of David Rutten for the award in Innovative Research recognizes his profound impact to architecture and computation as the developer of the Logical Modeling plug-in, Grasshopper, for the Rhinoceros 3D CAD application. Grasshopper has been pivotal to the transformation of parametric design practices over the past five-plus years.

The Grasshopper environment is notable for empowering its users to generate behaviors and associations in digital models without the need to know conventional scripting techniques. Through the creation of this program, as well as Galapagos, he has made parametric design and system optimization easily accessible, and usable, to thousands of academics and practitioners. Mr. Rutten is known among his peers for being remarkably generous with his time. He provides continuous assistance to Grasshopper users through his tireless involvement on the Grasshopper blog and has remained actively supportive of the ACADIA community for many years.

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Congrats David! You finally got what u deserved! :) ;)

It was a great event and everyone was thrilled to honor David with this award! We couldn't do the work we do without his amazing contribution to the field of computational design. Thanks David for the great video too!

Congratulations David!

This award finally gives proper credit to the people who are propelling the whole computational design field, developing platforms and pushing new paradigms beyond pure toolmaking.

And, yes.... great video!

Congrats David !!! thank you for  everything  you are doing and thnx for all the help and support!
Great video:)))

Congratulations, David!  Every day we benefit from your work and the vision of your employer to cultivate through your platform such a dynamic and open community.  Thank you!

Congratulations !!!! 

yo Yo david .......u deserved this ..... u have given all of us ....platform to write the future.thanks a ton for this platform ........

Cheers ..........

Congrats! Thnx for your great work and support!

Yesssss!!! Congrats and thank you very much!! Well deserved!!

Cant think of a more deserving person. Congrats!

Hey david congrats ...! Tremendous effort deserved a tremendous reward ;)

Congratulations! Your contribution is priceless) Keep it up!

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