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Abstract or Description

Computer assisted architectural programming is in its infancy. What there is in terms of architectural programming theory often differs from practice. In the first half of this paper, we define relevant terms, provide a brief review of the state of the art, and draw attention to the primacy of architectural programming in design. SEED-Pro is introduced as an intelligent assistant providing structure to the normally open ended activities of design. This includes the creation of an architectural program from scratch. In the second, more technical part of the paper, emphasis is placed on three specific topics. The design problem specification functionality is described. The generation and evaluation of the emerging architectural program is discussed. An approach to decomposition of the architectural program into alternative hierarchies is provided. The paper concludes with a discussion of what is accomplished; why it is important; and what remains to be accomplished.

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