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Innovation Team Provides Guest Critiques of Final Virtual Reality Presentations

Chris Ludwig, AIA, Associate Principal, Designer and Paul Bestul, Associate, Virtual Reality Designer, leaders of Kahler Slater’s Innovation Initiative, provided guest critiques of student’s final presentations at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning’s Inaugural Virtual Reality course, VR: Visualization, Interaction and Collaboration.

This is a three-unit credit course that addresses multiple technological platforms for the virtual re-creation of design products. The emerging virtual reality applications in architecture are identified and discussed and as final products, the student’s design appears in a virtual world. The course is led by instructor Gabriela I. Bustos L., DArch, MIA, ARCH, whose emphasis and passion centers on Digital Technology through virtual reality.

There were 13 students who shared with Chris and Paul a total of 18-20 projects using a variety of immersive design tools, including Enscape, RoundMe, and Kubity. Virtual reality, augmented reality, and animated fly-throughs were all used in various ways to communicate design intention, express a mood, and/or tell a story.

Read about how Kahler Slater uses VR to co-create solutions with our clients here.