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Virtual Reality

November 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The shoes could take VR immersion to new levels.

ARena Space rendering
November 09, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The concept will be presented in Orlando at the IAAPA Attractions Expo.

Courtesy Pixabay

November 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The program began its first year with the fall 2018 semester.

HOK employed virtual reality for the modernization and expansion design of the domestic passenger terminal (above) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

September 10, 2018 | James Vandezande

Given the dizzying speed in which the technology has caught on, it’s worth taking a moment to loo...

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Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AEC technophil... read more
May 30, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Neither training nor modification of the physical environment are required to use the system.

May 29, 2018 | Daniel C. Jardine, Principal, AIA, LEED AP

Telemedicine is a broad term that covers many aspects and mediums of care, but primarily it refer...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), two of CannonD... read more

Woods Bagot has set up a space in its New York office where clients can view early stages of design ideas in virtual reality. The firm has been using customizable VR apps for about a year. Image: Woods Bagot

May 08, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The architectural firm is finding that some clients respond quicker to proposals as a result.

April 13, 2018 | Yanel De Angel

There’s no question that, as opposed to a top-down process, an open process is best for an office...

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A man standing in front of the New York City skyline


April 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Can studying humans at a behavioral level produce better buildings? Cognitive architecture expert...

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February 28, 2018 | Raymond Kent

Unlike other technologies we have seen, augmented and virtual reality are looking to have staying...

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Two designers using VR

Images courtesy HMC


November 09, 2017 | Chris Grant + Andrew Thompson

Being fully immersed into a space allows both architects and non-architects to understand and exp...

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How professional bias can sabotage industry transformation

Photo: Proving Ground

October 06, 2017 | Nathan Miller

Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep transformational o...

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Virtual reality walkthrough of the new Somerville High School in Sommerville, Mass. It was designed by SMMA, Inc.

Screen shot from a VR walkthrough of the SMMA-designed Somerville (Mass.) High School.

August 03, 2017 | Thomas Merchel

Two recent client VR sessions yielded a number of lessons learned for the design team, particular...

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A rendering of the Hub on Causeway

The Hub on Causeway. Rendering courtesy of Gensler

July 27, 2017 | David Glover

Consumers expect more from retailers and brands than ever before.

A rendering of the updated exterior of 287 Park Avenue South from Spagnolo Group Architecture

Rendering courtesy SGA

July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

287 Park Avenue South is a nine-story Classical Revival building previously known as the United C...

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Old School vs New School, Screenshots from ProspectVR

June 28, 2017 | David Fersh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Viewing a building design in virtual reality (VR) allows contributors to better relate to the exp...

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Collaboration is a hallmark of mixed reality. Through the use of software such as Trimble’s SketchUp Viewer for HoloLens, MR allows multiple designers to view and work on the same digital model, highlight or enlarge areas of importance, and collaborate in the same room or from across the country. Architects and contractors no longer need to rely on static, 2D drawings. They can now visualize design data within the real environment. Courtesy Trimble.

March 09, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Are virtual reality and mixed reality two technologies vying for the same space in the AEC indust...

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February 28, 2017 | Mike Bennett, AIA, EDAC, LSSGB

What once was done with pen and paper (and for the last two decades with screens, keyboards, and...

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Ancient Jerusalem project. Rendering courtesy of Lithodomos VR.

February 01, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

An Australian archeological startup is bringing the ancient world to a VR headset near you.

Designers with HMC Architects conduct a virtual walkthrough of a campus project using a VR headset and controllers. Courtesy HMC Architects

January 13, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

From business development to concept design to virtual meetings, VR has become ensconced in archi...

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Photo courtesy of the University of Waterloo

January 13, 2017 | Justin Perdue, Associate Architect, Stantec

Measuring how the human mind responds to buildings could improve design.

December 08, 2016 | Iffat Mai

In a world with many plays on ‘-reality’ what do they all mean and how best can they be deployed?...

IrisVR's Scope product allows users to share 360-degree panoramas with a mobile phone and Google Cardboard or Gear VR. Image: Courtesy IrisVR

November 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

IrisVR offers two new products to simplify and enhance the application of virtual reality for des...

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This image is an example of a virtual-reality rendering that Stantec has used. Its distortion is the product of it not being viewed through a VR application. Image: Stantec

July 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The firm moves into its second stage of testing this technology as a real-time design tool.  


A rendering of Seaport San Diego, a redevelopment of a 70-acre waterfront property. A 480-foot-tall observation tower would be one of this district's main attractions. Image: Seaport San Diego

July 20, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its developers envision a thriving business, education, and entertainment district, highlighted b...

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Photo Courtesy of RotoVR.com

May 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Roto VR looks to create the most immersive VR experience available by incorporating things like m...

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Lexus RX 450h self-driving car. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

May 09, 2016 |

Despite popular belief, the country is not in a great age of technological and digital innovation...

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