Summer Research Intern - Computation
Gehry Technologies - Los Angeles, CA

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Scope of Position

Gehry Technologies seeks full-time paid summer research interns for 2012, for 2-4 month period beginning in June 2012. These research interns should be highly motivated and technically exceptional students with a design background or interest. They will explore and prototype new software technologies for design, analysis, and construction of buildings. These prototypes will particularly focus on creating new advanced software in the following domains:

Design Geometry

Rule-based Design


Data Mining and Information Visualization


Start date and duration are negotiable, but duration should normally not exceed four months.

As a member of GT’s Research group, you will:
Work with the Director of Research to identify and plan proof-of-concept prototypes for next-generation digital design applications

Program and script functional prototypes of new software tools

Work with the development team to propose paths to market for new technologies

Assist the research group in other tasks as necessary

Skills / Expertise

Background or interest in design computation or computational geometry

Expert understanding of 3D- design tools such as Rhino, Digital Project, Revit, Grasshopper, Maya, etc.

2+ years experience scripting Visual Basic, Rhinoscript, Python, C# or comparable; 4+ preferrable

Web Services experience a plus

C++ or Java experience a plus

BS/BA/BArch in Architecture, design-related engineering field, or Computer Science

Current Masters or PhD student in Architecture, Computer Science, Computational Design, or related field.

Gehry Technologies headquarter in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA near LAX.

This is a FULL-TIME position. No Contractors or consulting firms, etc. Please submit your CV and work samples in PDF with your contact information to: , with "Summer Research Intern" as the subject line.

About Gehry Technologies

Gehry Technologies ( ) is a global provider of innovative technology and services enabling next generation design and construction processes for large, complex building projects. The company was originally founded by Frank Gehry, one of the most famous and accomplished architects of our time and a pioneer in the application of 3-D technology to construction. GT has since grown to be a profitable and established industry leader with a creative, entrepreneurial culture known for its contributions to high-profile projects. We are looking for exceptional individuals to work in our research group developing prototypes for new Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) software applications. - 2 years ago - save job