Monday, October 22, 2012

David Rutten honored with Innovation award

David Rutten, the developer of Grasshopper, has won an Innovative Research Award from Acadia.

The award recognizes innovative research in the field of digital design in architecture. Acadia elaborated on David's impact, "Grasshopper has been pivotal to the transformation of parametric design practices over the past five-plus years."

"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."

David couldn't be at the Acadia conference last week to accept his award, but recorded this self-revealing video for the conference.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats David!

Anonymous said...

Hey David, it's ur cousin from canada! I congratulate u 4 winning this award. I never knew u were that successful, u r really humble, and I know u deserve this award! I wish u all the best, and I'm sure that u will just get better and better. U r the bestest cousin ever, and I think that u care about others, and that that is 1 of the reasons that u created the grasshopper program. I believe that it has helped many people to become more imaginative & visual, and I thank u 4 stepping up our technology, piece by piece. Miss u (David+Kaisla) both

Luv, Julia

P.S. hope i get 2 see u next year!!!!!!!!!

Shehzad Irani said...

Hey David,
I feel so happy to hear that you won this award. I hope that this is one in the line of many more for the respect and honor of your tireless work and humble approach. May you achieve greater heights and be a constant inspiration to us minions who live off your brilliant efforts...

kudos.
shehzad irani