Upcoming Events

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Aug
24
Thu
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ AIA San Francisco
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.

Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Attendees will receive a FREE BIMx Cardboard VR viewer and BIMx app compatible with Apple iPhone or Android Phones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Mar
6
Tue
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ AIA East Bay
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.

Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Attendees will receive a FREE BIMx Cardboard VR viewer and BIMx app compatible with Apple iPhone or Android Phones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Mar
14
Wed
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ AIA San Joaquin
Mar 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.

Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Attendees will receive a FREE BIMx Cardboard VR viewer and BIMx app compatible with Apple iPhone or Android Phones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Mar
27
Tue
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ AIA Central Valley
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.

Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Attendees will receive a FREE BIMx Cardboard VR viewer and BIMx app compatible with Apple iPhone or Android Phones.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

Aug
28
Tue
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ Graniterock
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift. Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication. We invite you to take a ride with us as we embark on a look at present day use of immersion technologies as well as a glimpse to the future where we envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
  • Examine popular architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR and Oculus Rift.
  • Discover through case studies how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality impact current and future methods for presenting and communicating design and construction.

AIA CES : 1 Unit

May
15
Wed
Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ Center for Architecture & Design
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming more comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. We invite you to join this presentation to learn how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.

Hand Sketch to Mobile Imaging
We will review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
Design Review with Interactive Mobile Apps
Examine architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Simulation of Design Ideas with Virtual Reality
Discover how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.

Limited seats are available so register early.

AIA CE: 1 LU

Design Immersion | Sketch to Virtual Reality @ Center for Architecture & Design
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Architecture is going through a fundamental shift in how designers communicate ideas. Today’s clients are technology savvy and becoming more comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as iPads, BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. We invite you to join this presentation to learn how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.

Hand Sketch to Mobile Imaging
We will review technologies that can increase your presentation effectiveness and sell your design ideas to clients.
Design Review with Interactive Mobile Apps
Examine architectural design immersion technologies including BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Simulation of Design Ideas with Virtual Reality
Discover how architects use design immersion to improve the design process, build client engagement, expand services and support remote communication.

Limited seats are available so register early.

AIA CE: 1 LU

Feb
20
Thu
Reality Shift | Bridging Creativity with High-Tech @ AIA San Francisco
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether you’re an established firm or a young studio, technology is rapidly evolving in the AEC market and clients are expecting high-tech when it comes to architectural design services. This is leading businesses to rethink their design approach. We will review how firms are adapting by shifting BIM earlier into the design process, generating ideas with algorithmic design, incorporating “real-time” visualization, and integrating immersive technologies such as BIMx, Unreal Engine and HTC Vive into their workflow. Join us to embark on a look at High-Tech in today’s creative workflow and glimpse the future where we envision how design technologies will impact the profession.
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Algorithmic Design Meets BIM

Discover how combining algorithmic design with BIM can be used to generate design concepts with tools such as ARCHICAD, Rhino and Grasshopper.

 

Influence of Gaming on Architecture

Explore the benefits of “real-time” rendering and how gaming engines are allowing architects to not just visualize a project but experience design.

Immersive Design – VR to Mobile

Examine immersion technologies that support the architectural design process without breaking the bank including BIMx, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.


Presenter:

  • Thomas M. Simmons, President, ARCHVISTA Consulting
  • Simmons was recently a speaker at the Graphisoft 2020GO Conference in Budapest and at the AIA California Monterey Design Conference. He has over 20 years of experience implementing BIM into architecture, interior design and construction companies ranging from small firms to multi-national corporations as well as management of the Architectural Record – Record Homes Virtual Tours and the award-winning NASA Virtual Tours.

What you will learn:

  • Review technologies that increase your presentation effectiveness to help sell your design.
  • Examine design and visualization solutions for architecture including BIMx, Rhino, Grasshopper, ARCHICAD, Unreal Engine and HTC Vive.
  • Discover how architects use immersion technologies, through case studies, to improve the understanding of a project and create better design decisions.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality are impacting methods for presenting and communicating in the design and construction phase.

AIA CE: 1.0 LU’s


Limited seats are available so register early.

Feb
26
Wed
Real-Time Visualization for Design | Bainbridge @ Office Xpats Event Room
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Forward-thinking architecture firms and interior designers are increasingly leaning on real-time visualization to explore, evaluate, and present designs. By providing clients and project stakeholders the opportunity to experience spaces in interactive and immersive environments, real-time technology offers a compelling method for communication.

The next generation of architectural visualization tools is providing new ways to accelerate workflows. More intuitive user interfaces are drastically reducing learning curves, while offering new ways to quickly and easily connect to BIM software for increased productivity and faster iterations.

In this course you will learn:

  • A review of software solutions that offer real-time visualization.
  • How real-time visualization can be used as a design tool for architecture and interior design.
  • Hardware required to run real-time visualization solutions.
  • Process to integrate 3D BIM models and how you update project changes.
  • Adding and editing materials, lights, furnishings and landscape elements.
  • How to create and render still images and animations
  • The process to use real-time visualization with VR (virtual reality)

AIA CES:  2 LUs