Scripting the Future
While studying for his Master of Architecture, Tyler worked at Princeton University’s C.H.A.O.S. (Cooling and Heating for Architecturally Optimized Systems) laboratory. This experience inspired his passion for building systems architecture, and he itched to get some real-life hands-on experience. As part of the TEECOMlabs R&D group, Tyler develops much-needed industry tools for analyzing and understanding buildings, like numerical analysis in Python and machine learning in Tensorflow and PyTorch.
On stints of work outside the U.S., Tyler got a taste of true international life, and it’s not always flowers and butterflies. Working in Seoul to build an installation for the Biennale of Architecture, he experienced the darker side: a piping explosion due to the installation team’s failure to use plumber’s glue on one section. The team got it all cleaned up and opened only four hours late. Needless to say, Tyler can recommend a good plumber in Seoul if you ever need one.
Paging Critical Thinking
If better design can be found in code, better thinking might be found in print. Tyler’s spare time is spent reading non-fiction books about the history of science, technology, and artificial intelligence. Two recent favorite reads? Everything is Obvious Once You Know the Answer by Duncan Watts, and The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.
Growing up on a farm, Tyler forged his own mountain biking trails. Now that he’s an urbanite, he rides a track bike that he built himself, zipping between traffic on the way to work or pedaling to the beach when he can. Tyler’s custom wheels are built on a Leader 721 TS frame. He prefers a track bike (fixed gear) for the urban commute because it’s easy to fix and gives better control in traffic.