CSI Chapter Meeting Session Brief
Artificial Intelligence Imagery in Design and Materiality
Damon Leverett’s presentation will focus on the basics of machine learning, leading artificial Intelligence modalities in design, and prompt development. Attendees will understand the workflow of design imagery using artificial Intelligence and how to get started with image-to-text tools. The ethical considerations surrounding artificial intelligence as a tool will be explored. Specifically, the focus will be on how individuals can vary in their approach to leveraging artificial intelligence capabilities while considering potential obstacles and intent-to-outcome limitations. The session will be a lecture style with a 45-55-minute PowerPoint presentation and use of the Slido app for the 15–30-minute questions and answers segment.
Damon Leverett, AIA, is an architect, artist, and educator based in the southwest region of the United States. He is a Senior Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Architecture and the College of Information at the University of Arizona, where he teaches architecture design, building technologies, installation design, and computing in the arts. A graduate of Lawrence Technological University, he served there as an Adjunct Instructor for its School of Architecture and Design from 1990 to 2001. He established further engagements as a Visiting Lecturer of Architectural Design at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign School of Architecture in 2012. Damon also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Web Design and New Media from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Damon is currently the 2024 Past President of AIA Arizona and a past Director at the National Architectural Accrediting Board. He has over thirty-five years of experience working as a design leader, architect, and principal in the architecture and design industry. Damon has actively spoken on artificial intelligence in architecture and design, including a national Artificial Intelligence in Architecture and Design webinar in May 2023. His seminar on AI has been accepted as a workshop at the 2024 AIA National Conference in Washington, DC.
A licensed Architect in Arizona and Michigan, his former professional and non-profit associations include the American Institute of Architects National component in Washington, DC, Albert Kahn Associates, SmithGroup, and Page/EYP. Originally from Detroit, Damon resides in Tucson, Arizona, and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1986.