David Rutten

David Rutten

Innsbruck, AT



A graduate of TUDelft Architecture and Urbanism faculties. Worked for Robert McNeel & Associates since 2006 on several programs, the most important of which is the Grasshopper visual programming environment for Rhinoceros 3D.



Robert McNeel & Associates, Seattle, WA, US, Lead Grasshopper development

I've been working on the Grasshopper code-base for Robert McNeel & Associates for the past 6 years or so. This is an on-going project.

Jun 2006 - current

The leBihan Partnership, Turku, FI, Junior developer

Development on several projects, including (but not limited to):
* Monkey (VBScript editor for Rhino)
* Grasshopper (Visual programming for Rhino)
* RhinoScript 101 (introduction and tutorial for RhinoScript programming)

Jun 2006 - Dec 2008


Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), Delft, NL, Masters, Architecture/Urbanism

Sep 1999 - May 2006


ACADIA innovative research award 2012, 1st Place

From the ACADIA website:

"The selection of David Rutten for the award in Innovative Research recognizes his profound impact to architecture and computation as the developer of the Logical Modeling plug-in, Grasshopper, for the Rhinoceros 3D CAD application. Grasshopper has been pivotal to the transformation of parametric design practices over the past five-plus years."


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