Virtual Reality, technology, long popular with gamers, has become a useful tool in the world of design. At Strang, we’re finding myriad benefits collaborating with fellow staff and working with our clients. This is the first in a series of blogs about how VR is helping improve the work we do at Strang.

Children and adults alike will find virtual reality goggles under their Christmas tree this week. However, this technology is useful for much more than mere entertainment.

At Strang, Virtual Reality (VR) creates another opportunity to communicate design intentions between disciplines. Pictured here in our VR Suite, engineers, architects and interior designers all work together, in our practice of Design Synchronicity.

Internally, virtual reality helps make the design process more efficient. Seeing designs on a blueprint or computer requires a bit more imagination to visualize how a space will look. Virtual reality allows us the ability to experience the space, review our design options, and make necessary adjustments. For example, the wall and floor finishes selected by our interiors professionals will influence the type of lighting we use in a space. VR allows us to co-create the lighting solution in real-time, increasing efficiencies and improving the overall design.

Larry Barton

Larry Barton

President | CEO