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AI Fundamentals for Architects & Designers

Transform Your Creative Practice with AI

 Join Our Live Online Course Starting July 5th!


Ricardo J Rodríguez De Santiago
Founder & Digital Strategist, Bytes & Mortar Ex. The University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design, BASF, Gensler, and others.

Dive into AI's transformative power in accelerating creativity for architecture and design practices. Engage in interactive lectures and hands-on assignments, exploring tools like ChatGPT, Gemini, Claude, DALL-E, NightCafe, MidJourney, and Stable Diffusion. Participants will gain foundational AI literacy, valuable references, and practical experience applying AI in creative contexts each week.

Who Should Attend?

YOU’RE AN ARCHITECT LOOKING TO INTEGRATE AI INTO YOUR PRACTICE Gain the skills to leverage AI tools like generative models and deep learning algorithms in your architectural designs. Enhance your creativity and efficiency by integrating AI-driven insights into your design process.

YOU’RE A DESIGNER EXPLORING CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Stay ahead of the curve by learning how AI can transform your design workflow. Utilize tools like DALL-E, NightCafe, and Stable Diffusion to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in your projects.

YOU’RE AN ARTIST SEEKING TO EXPAND YOUR TOOLSET Broaden your creative toolkit with AI applications. Learn how to use ChatGPT, MidJourney, and other AI tools to generate new ideas, automate tasks, and improve your design outputs. Enhance your storytelling and visual design capabilities with advanced AI techniques.

Key Details



  • July 5–August 9th, 2024
  • ​6 Weeks
  • Fridays 11am ET — 1pm ET
    • Weekly Project Effort: 6-8hrs

- Group Rate Discount-

Get $100 Off

3+ attendees

Course Syllabus


Course Format

Theory & Concepts

Dive into the basics of AI, including its history, core definitions, and practical uses. Understand the evolution of AI, its underlying principles, and transformative potential in architecture and design.

Interactive Learning

Engage in hands-on sessions and interactive workshops designed to provide you with practical knowledge. Master using AI tools like ChatGPT, MidJourney, and Stable Diffusion for creating innovative design solutions.

Course Project

Develop your AI-enhanced concept package. You'll create a comprehensive presentation showcasing your use of AI tools, culminating in a 3-5 minute video/animation highlighting your project's creative and technical achievements.

Luke Davis
Architectural Designer

Lord Aeck Sargent

"Jumping in and immersing myself within programs such as Midjourney was an absolute joy. This class was extremely helpful in establishing a base for future studies! Ricardo was an excellent instructor and extremely knowledgeable in the subject, providing a deep understanding of AI practice and concepts."

Hannah Irby
Senior Architect

Wish You Were Here Group

"This was a great course! If you are intimidated by AI and not sure where to start, this class will help get you through that initial trepidation."

Larry Wiese
Interior Designer and Director of Design

Masserano Practice Design and Development

"I signed up for this course with[out] any understanding of what AI was. Never used it prior to the class. I now have a vocabulary and can discus it potential for use within or company. The are certain instances where I will be using some of what I learned immediately. This course had a real impact on me."
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