Upcoming Events

DIVA Day is an annual symposium to discuss the use of environmental analysis tools in design practice, research and architectural education. DIVA Day 2017 will be held on October 27-28 at the University of California Berkeley.


Past Events

DIVA DAY 2016

DIVA DAY 2015

DIVA DAY 2013

Browse DIVA Day talks

Browse our collection of presentations and projects by leading practitioners, educators and scientists that were presented during DIVA Day.

DIVA-Day is an annual symposium to discuss the use of environmental analysis tools in design practice, research and architectural education. The full-day event includes a series of presentations and discussions, focused on how DIVA and associated simulation tools can be used in design and performance-evaluation workflows.

  • Circadian Daylight in Practice: Determining a Simulation Method for the Design Process

    2016
    Jessica Zofchak and Henry Richardson - Atelier Ten

  • Developing Building Performance Tools: From Views to Zoning

    2016
    Luc Wilson - KPF

  • New Future Practices

    2016
    Ryan Welch - KieranTimberlake

  • New DIVA-Grasshopper Features

    2016
    Jon Sargent and Timur Dogan - Solemma

  • Driving Form: Daylight as Sculptor

    2016
    Sean Quinn - HOK

  • Achieving Daylight Quality in Large Scale Projects: Challenges and Opportunities

    2016
    Amaia Puras-Ustarroz - HLB

  • Defining the Zone of Biological Darkness: A Novel Area-Based Circadian Daylight Metric

    2016
    Kyle Konis - USC

  • DIVA Analysis as a Design Tool – Project Examples / Case Studies

    2016
    Neil Katz - SOM

  • Speeding Up Daylighting Design and Glare Prediction Workflows with Accelerad

    2016
    Nathaniel Jones - MIT

  • Daylighting Effect of Separating Direct and Diffuse Insolation with a Facade-Integrated, Transparent Solar Collector

    2016 (Student Competition Winner)
    Mohamed Aly and Kenton Phillips - RPI Center for Architecture Science and Ecology

  • New Features in DIVA 4.0

    2015
    Christoph Reinhart, J. Alstan Jakubiec, Jon Sargent, Timur Dogan - Solemma

  • 25 Years of Atelier Ten: (In)visible Architecture

    2015
    Reinier Zeldenrust - Atelier Ten

  • Material Characterization

    2015
    Christoph Reinhart and Madeline Gradillas - MIT; J. Alstan Jakubiec - Singapore University of Technology and Design; Timur Dogan - Cornell

  • Rest Luminaire Design

    2015 (Student Competition Winner)
    Teri Lim and Geraldine Quek - Singapore University of Technology and Design

  • Using DIVA for Planning Applications

    2015
    Arthur Mamou-mani - Simply Rhino; Tom Bentley - Anstey Horne

  • Optimizing a Facade for an Arid Climate

    2015
    Anne Iversen - Henning Larsen

  • Using Comprehensive DIVA Analysis as the Catalyst for the Design of a Small Architecture Office in Boston

    2015
    Madeline Gradillas - MIT

  • Daylighting Design and Research Activities Supported by Radiance Simulations

    2015
    David Geisler-Moroder - Bartenbach Lichtlabor

  • Development of the Shading Strategy for the KAFD Metro Station

    2015
    Carmelo Galante and Tommaso Pieraccini - NEWTECNIC

  • KlimaEngineering 2.0 - From Informed Design Towards Language!

    2015
    Christian Frenzel - Transsolar

  • Design of an Interdisciplinary Laboratory in Turkey

    2015
    Timur Dogan - Cornell

  • Three Easy Pieces

    2015
    Francesco Anselmo - Arup

  • Enhancing DIVA as a Tool to Study Lighting Control

    2014
    Tuan Tran - University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Interacting with Data

    2014
    Erick Katzenstein - MODELAB

  • New Features in DIVA for Rhino

    2014
    J. Alstan Jakubiec - Solemma

  • LEEDv4 Panel Introduction: LM83 Daylighting Metrics

    2014
    J. Alstan Jakubiec - Solemma

  • Predicting Dynamic Daylighting Performance from a Limited Number of HDR Photographs

    2014
    Mehlika Inanici - University of Washington

  • How First-time Modelers Graphically Communicate DIVA Results

    2014
    Seth Holmes - University of Hartford

  • DIV-A10: Evolving, Communicating and Validating Daylight Results for Over Two Decades

    2014
    Emily Hagan, Henry Richardson, Michael Esposito - Atelier Ten

  • Interrelation of Geometry, Daylighting and Structure in Perforated Screen Walls

    2014 (Student Competition Winner)
    Niloufar Emami - University of Michigan

  • Parametric Modeling + Simulation: What Can Be Ignored When

    2014
    Scott Crawford and Apoorv Goyal - LMN

  • Design Validation for Views, Daylight & Comfort

    2014
    Marty Brennan and Ed Clark - ZGF

  • A New Look At Resiliency: Modeling Temperature Drift with Viper

    2013
    Jessica Zofchak and Michael Esposito - Atelier Ten

  • Save Shaheen! An Academic Daylight Retrofit Project

    2013
    Holly Samuelson - Harvard GSD

  • The Lorax Project

    2013
    Christoph Reinhart - MIT

  • Iteration and Legibility with DIVA

    2013
    Erick Katzenstein - LMN

  • Glare Studies: Gund Hall and DOT

    2013
    J. Alstan Jakubiec - MIT

  • New Features in DIVA for Rhino

    2013
    J. Alstan Jakubiec - Solemma

  • Applying Tools for Cross-Practice Collaboration

    2013
    Vamshi Gooje - Thornton Tomasetti

  • Closing the Loop: Design/Analysis > Validation > Fabrication

    2013
    Zach Downey - CUNY

  • Building Simulation (not) in the Studio

    2013
    Max Dölling - T.U. Berlin

  • Daylight Simulation: Purpose and Path

    2013
    Shrikar Bhave - Transsolar

  • Re-Envisioning the Daylight Analysis Workflow

    2012
    John An - YR&G; Jessica Zofchak - Atelier Ten

  • Retrofitting Libraries for Daylit Work Environments and Transition Spaces

    2012
    Carlos Cerezo, Natalia Escobar and Amaia Puras - Harvard GSD

  • Hybrid Daylight Models in Architectural Design Education

    2012
    Max Dölling - T.U. Berlin

  • Modeling Dynamic Shading Devices with the DIVA Advanced Shading Module

    2012
    J. Alstan Jakubiec and Jeff Niemasz - Solemma

  • Design and Analysis of a Three-Dimensional Shading Screen in Singapore

    2012
    J. Alstan Jakubiec, Azadeh Omidfar, and Thomas Schröpfer - Harvard GSD

  • DIVA in Practice - Cholera Treatment Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    2012
    Kera Lagios - Lam Partners

  • DIVA and Design

    2012
    Jeff Niemasz and Jon Sargent - Solemma

  • The New Electric Lighting Module

    2012
    Christoph Reinhart - Solemma

  • The Science Behind DIVA

    2012
    Christoph Reinhart - Solemma

  • Daysim to EnergyPlus

    2012
    Jon Sargent - Solemma

  • Under One Roof - Examples from Research and Practice

    2012
    Jonatan Schumacher and Ben Silverman - Thornton Tomasetti


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Welcome to Solemma, LLC . We are a group of designers, building scientists, lighting consultants, and architectural educators committed to providing intuitive, cutting-edge environmental analysis tools. By linking validated performance simulation engines to popular digital design platforms, our software gives students and practitioners access to meaningful, actionable data from the beginning of a project. We believe this early integration empowers creative, consequential, and lasting design interventions. Our specific focus areas are daylighting, glare, occupant comfort and operational energy use.

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