Tony Caputo

From an early age, I knew my career would be in architecture. From the details of design, come great collaborative spaces – and I love to see my projects in use. From technically-challenging surgical spaces to soaring and welcoming lobbies, there is a purpose behind each of my designs that I hope will have an effect on all who pass through the space.
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Overbuild Project: Unlimited Questions, Limitless Design Opportunities

Posted by Tony Caputo on Aug 05, 2016 at 10:00 AM

When the need arises for a healthcare system to expand its real estate, realign its programmatic adjacencies or analyze its lack of available land for expansion, the ensuing conversations may trigger the question of whether a facility’s vertical expansion is feasible. While many have planned in advance for an overbuild project, others have not and may find themselves trying to make the most informed decision at the earliest of stages of strategic development. You can never ask enough questions. That said, what are some of the key architectural, construction and operational issues to consider when deciding whether to vertically expand a facility?

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Topics: healthcare design, project considerations

Knowledge Sharing at the Revit Technology Conference

Posted by Tony Caputo on Jul 09, 2015 at 11:58 AM

The fifth North America Revit Technology Conference will occur on July 23 – 25 in Washington D.C. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn from experts and knowledge-share with an international community of their peers.

On Thursday, July 23, I have the pleasure of discussing how design technology can foster design and BIM workflows. In my presentation, “Conceptual Design and Analysis: BIM in High Gear,” I will show how my design team uses Autodesk FormIt and Revit for high-speed conceptual design and analysis.

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Topics: anthony caputo, Revit Technology Conference

3D Design Challenge Series, Part III

Posted by Tony Caputo on Nov 04, 2014 at 12:20 PM

After several weeks of deliberations and, consultation with experts from the design and 3D printing world, Array is ready to reveal the winners of the 3D design challenge. This challenge took place across several offices and culminated in a collaborative effort to bring 2D drawings to 3D reality.

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Topics: continuous improvement, makerbot, 3D printing

3D Design Challenge Series, Part II

Posted by Tony Caputo on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:28 AM

After three weeks of adjustments to virtual models, 3D print testing, mentoring across offices, we now have our second round finalists’ prototypes! It has been rewarding to watch the growth of our staff and their fortitude in these three short weeks – they have wrestled with their designs, the printer output and final assembly.  Each print had to be managed closely, and many valuable lessons were learned that will serve the firm well as we continue to master the art of 3D printing and bring three-dimensional  options to our clients at every stage of design.

Designers of this 3D Design Challenge were encouraged to make prototypes, analyze both the expected and unexpected and make refinements to their model.  This allowed for an iterative process, where the nuances of modeling for a 3D printer could be figured out, testing precision and the limitations of the machine.  The firms Practice Leaders spent time to review process models and sketch out new ideas with the competitors to help provide a continuous level of design refinement. To further promote knowledge sharing each designer will be presenting to a firm wide audience, focusing on lessons learned and best practice with the 3D printer.

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Topics: 3D printing

3D Design Challenge Series, Part I

Posted by Tony Caputo on May 29, 2014 at 2:58 PM

To enhance Array's strong design culture and provide a forum for mentorship, the firm's practice area leaders began a 3D Design Challenge series. Staff members formally submitted design concepts for a business card holder.  For this competition, our designers used sketches, their computer drawing skills and their interpretation of the Array logo to design innovative ways to display and transport business cards. Of the 16 designs submitted, six were chosen to advance to the next round where the submissions will be refined and printed on the firm's 3D printer. These prototypes will then again be judged and winners announced.

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Topics: anthony caputo, continuous improvement, makerbot, 3D printing

Atria - From Courtyard to Front Door and other places In-Between

Posted by Tony Caputo on Feb 21, 2014 at 9:25 AM

An Atrium, as technically defined by the International Building Code (IBC) is an opening within a building connecting two or more stories, other than enclosed stairways, elevators, hoist ways, escalators, plumbing, electrical, air-conditioning or other equipment,which is closed at the top and not defined as a Mall. The historical definition of this spatial typology can be traced back to the open-air courtyard of an ancient Roman house (domus) and later as an enclosed space, with the advent of iron and glass roofing systems in the Industrial Revolution.

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