Why This 12-Person Architecture Firm Employs VR On Every Project

Posted by Leah Kovach on Apr 10, 2018 10:02:46 AM

DeForest Architects (DA) is 12-person architecture firm known for creative, collaborative design that ‘plays well with others.’ Adventurous, design-savvy clients seek out the firm for its unique approach to making the design process accessible, engaging…and just plain fun. To do that, DA employs a wide range of low and high-tech tools, from wood blocks and sketch paper, to the latest BIM software and Prospect.

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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study, Immersive Review, Multiuser Meetings, Prospect

Case Study: Friis & Moltke

Posted by Leah Kovach on Jan 9, 2018 11:04:21 AM

 

About Friis & Moltke

European architecture firm Friis & Moltke has incorporated virtual reality into their last eight projects, and they've become experts in immersive design and review. We spoke with their team to see how they use virtual reality to engage clients and improve upon previous workflows.

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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study, Immersive Review, Revit, Scope, SketchUp, V-Ray

Case Study: Agora Architecture

Posted by Leah Kovach on Nov 20, 2017 2:42:55 PM

 

About Agora Architecture 

Agora Architecture was tasked with creating two new education centers and designing a courtyard gathering space for Cowley College in Wellington, Kansas. We spoke with the Principal Architect on the project, Cheri Hulse, and other members of the design team about how VR positively impacted their workflow and helped them impress their client.

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Topics: Architecture, Case Studies, Case Study, Immersive Review, Scope

Case Study: ZEBRADOG

Posted by Leah Kovach on Nov 6, 2017 9:27:39 AM

 

About ZEBRADOG

ZEBRADOG is an internationally-recognized Experiential Design firm in Madison, Wisconsin that specializes in creating immersive branded experiences for a wide-range of national and international clients. Their diverse range of projects extend from Museum design, to Corporate Office Experiences, and Sports/Entertainment venues through community-branding and public placemaking.

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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study, Immersive Review, Oculus Rift, Prospect, VR

How TreeHouse Saved $70k with VR

Posted by Leah Kovach on Oct 25, 2017 9:50:53 AM

 

About TreeHouse

TreeHouse is a home upgrade company that focuses on making homes healthier, more sustainable, and more beautiful through projects that limit a home’s impact on the planet. The company is expanding their brick-and-mortar presence, starting with their energy-positive Dallas flagship store. Virtual reality was used extensively in the store’s development and design.

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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study, Immersive Review, Prospect, TreeHouse, virtual reality

Case Study: Marmon Mok Architecture

Posted by Leah Kovach on Oct 19, 2017 8:59:34 AM

 

Marmon Mok Architecture worked on Shrine of St. Padre Pio in San Antonio, Texas as a pro-bono project. We spoke with Carlos Lucio ASAI/ACM, visual designer, about the use of VR to get feedback from the congregation, generate interest in the project, and ultimately to help raise money to build the new church.

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Topics: Architecture, Case Studies, Case Study, HTC Vive, Marmon Mok

Case Study: Barton Malow Company and Romeo High School

Posted by Leah Kovach on Oct 3, 2017 9:32:16 AM

 

Barton Malow Company (BMC) is the construction manager on a new 140,000 square foot expansion of Romeo High School. New facilities include a gym, theater, auditorium, kitchen, commons area, more classrooms, and renovations to the existing building. We spoke with Justin Becker, Project Engineer and VDC Engineer at BMC, about how VR has played a role in the project.  

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Topics: Case Studies, Education, HTC Vive, Revit, virtual reality

Case Study: Mortenson Construction and Pennsylvania State University

Posted by Leah Kovach on Sep 6, 2017 8:03:21 AM

Mortenson Construction worked with Pennsylvania State University to bring their new intramural facility’s rock climbing wall to life. We spoke with Taylor Cupp, Project Solutions Technologist at Mortenson Construction, about why the firm decided to use virtual reality, how VR fit into their workflow, and more.

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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study, Construction, HTC Vive, Prospect

Case Study: Oral Roberts University

Posted by Leah Kovach on Aug 30, 2017 8:59:58 AM

Oral Roberts University (ORU) started using SketchUp and Prospect in a Facilities Management course to help students build and present their design concepts. We spoke with Stephen Guzman, Project Lead, about what it was like to bring VR into the classroom.

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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study, Education, Prospect, VR

Case Study: StudioMB

Posted by Leah Kovach on Aug 1, 2017 9:04:59 AM

StudioMB had the opportunity to design a new space for the Potomac Distilling Co., a Tiki bar and rum distillery headed by renowned bartender and restauranteur Todd Thrasher. The bar is part of The Washington Fish Market at The Wharf in Washington DC.

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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study, Prospect