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GVS 2022 Cluster 01

Cluster [01]
Grasshopper3D Fundamentals
Tutor: Jeff Chicarelli [ Brazil ]
Italo-Brazilian BIM architect and Computational Designer

Date:9th & 10th July 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM GMT
[Pls convert to your local timezone]

Duration: 2 DAYS // 8 Hours on both days (incl. of breaks)
ONLINE // Interactive Zoom Workshop
Registration Fee: $125 

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BIG Serpentine Pavilion - Jeff Chicarelli.jpg

[  ] Workshop Title

Grasshopper3D Fundamentals

[  ] Key Software / Tech to be taught

Rhino + Grasshopper3D + GH Plug-ins (Human + Pufferfish + Lunchbox + Nudibranch, etc.)

[  ] Workshop Description

The Grasshopper3D Fundamentals Workshop will introduce participants to the Fundamental Concepts and Essential Skills necessary for effectively designing with Grasshopper for Rhinoceros. We will cover concepts such as Object Attributes/Parameters, Data Types, Data Structures, and Designing with Algorithms. The workshop will also focus on creating and manipulating both Lists and Data Trees as well as best practices for integrating Grasshopper into your Professional Workflow. In this 2day workshop we will parametrically design real structures using Grasshopper and other tools introducing you to many add-ons. The chosen structures are the Formstelle Format by Elf Architekten, the Nine Bridges by Shigeru Ban, the Serpentine Pavilion by BIG Architects and The Vessel by Heatherwick Studio. We will be using Pufferfish, Human, Lunchbox and Nudibranch as tools for designing the structures.

The workshop is suitable for anyone wanting to kick-start their journey in using Grasshopper3D and learn through examples of popular architectural projects to develop an Intermediate level skillset in Grasshopper3D. 

[  ] Workshop Inclusions

  • 2-Day Live ONLINE Workshop

  • Live interaction & trouble-shooting with Tutor

  • Example / Workshop Files for future access & practice

  • 6 month access to recordings of all sessions from the online workshop for future reference & practice

[  ] Keywords 

#grasshopper #rhino3d #parametricdesign #digitalarchitecture #visualprogramming

[  ] Workshop Duration & Type

2 DAYS // 8 Hours on both days (incl. of breaks)

ONLINE // Interactive Zoom Workshop


[  ] Detailed Schedule

12:00 GMT to 20:00 GMT, 1st Day (8h):

Rhino Basics (1h30)
Grasshopper Basics (2h30)
Grasshopper Intermediate and Advanced (4h)

12:00 GMT to 20:00 GMT, 2nd Day (8h):
Nine Bridges, Shigeru Ban (2h)
The Vessel, Heatherwick Studio (2h)
BIG Serpentine Pavilion (2h)
Formstelle Format, Elf Architekten (2h)

[  ] Tutor Details

Jeff Chicarelli is an Italo-Brazilian BIM architect and Computational Designer currently living in São Paulo, Brazil. For more than 10 years he has been working with parametric and algorithmic tools and having a deep knowledge in digital design technologies. During this time, he has worked for the Architectural Association (AA) Visiting Schools in Brazil (AAVS Brazil) and has been working professionally at SUBdV Architecture. He has also partnered with The League of Architecture Studies, where he taught Rhino and Grasshopper (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels) and was a consultant of parametric design for various companies internationally. In 2018, Jeff joined Perkins & Will São Paulo, where he worked as a BIM Architect and Computational Designer and working on multiple large scale global projects. Currently he is working at Fernades Arquitetos Associados as a BIM Architect and Computational Designer designing Airports, Subway and Train Stations.
He has had an international experience through multiple associations such as an internship at the University of Toronto, working with 3D Printing Prosthetics, an exchange program at the University of Buenos Aires, a workshop at Parsons the New School for Design, a trip to China after being a finalist in an International Architecture Competition called SkyCity Challenge.

[  ] List of FAQ / Workshop Requisites

Q1: How to download and install Rhino?
A1: Downloading Rhino: Participants are required to bring a laptop with Rhino 7.0 installed on their laptops. This version includes Grasshopper. Rhino is a software that can be download as evaluation version on this website:

Q2: How to Install the Grasshopper Add-ons?
A2: There is a video tutorial showing how to download the Grasshopper add-ons here We we also need the add-ons for Grasshopper: Pufferfish, Human, Lunchbox and Nudibranch, the links can be found here:,, and

Q3: What kind of computer do I need for the the workshop?
A3: It's good if you have a good computer with a i7 or i9 processor and also at least 16Mb Ram, but having a slightly older system with lower configurations will also be ok.

Q4: Can I use a Mac instead of Windows?
A4: Yes, Rhino is also designed for Macs, and the add-ons are also available for Macs.

Software download links, Zoom meeting links & other relevant workshop instructions would be sent 3 days prior to start of workshop via e-mail to your registered e-mail ID.


[  ] Recording Provided?

YES. 6-months access would be provided to all workshop participants for practice.

  • Recorded version is made available after the workshop, as per Cluster Tutor(s)'s discretion. (Free for participants; ticketed for non-participants)

  • Check Explara Ticketing platform for availability. [Recording Ticket Purchase activates after end of workshop only - for anyone who has not registered to attend LIVE]

  • Recording is for personal academic use only & comes with copyrights to control re-distribution & transmission (to be signed by buyer).

  • Participation certificate would be issued to workshop participants. Participation Certificates would NOT be provided to buyers of recorded version after the end of the workshop.

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