algorithmic modeling for Rhino

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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-"Hey, why do you use Grasshopper?"

="Why Grasshopper?
David Rutten factor, that's why!"

Congratulations on award, once again.


Congratulations David!!! ..very very very deserved!!

Congratulations David!

Thank you so much for your amazing work!

Congratulations!! and thank you very much! =)

Enjoy your award with a few of those hundred and something bottles of wine you bougth tha past few months!

Congratulations David!!! totally deserved!

Thanks for all!

Right on! Your hard work and dedication to this project have been top notch since Explicit History. Congrats David!

Congrats David, incredible contribution! My vote is a statue in Poprad!

Interesting story, there's a statue of Lenin in Seattle near the McNeel HQ offices. I walk past it a lot when going to lunch when I happen to be working in Seattle. Turns out the statue actually came from Poprad, a few minutes from where I live now. I'd rather this town'd invest in a decent imported cheese shop rather than statues though... but thanks for the endorsement :)


David Rutten

Poprad, Slovakia

Much deserved award!  Congrats David!

Congrats David! Awesome video... Loved all your ambitious projects! =))

You are The Master. Felicitaciones desde México. Thanks for the Great Tools






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