Autodesk purchasing the Living

Not only will Design be concerned with form and function, but there will also be a emphasis on fabrication. Cutting edge technology will not only optimize design, it will allow be concerned with construction means, methods, and materials. The focus of Design, and especially Architectural Design, will span from the earliest brainstorm concept to the end product.

And with thoughts on how the building materials are recycled, the focus will go beyond building completion, but to the whole material lifecycle; true cradle to cradle thinking.

Check this out:

10/11/14 Addendum to above:

Jumping on the acquisition bandwagon, Trimble has bought out Gehry Technologies:  ( See link below):