When the client uses virtual reality software to experience their future space, it allows them to become even more involved as a collaborative partner in the design process.

Anyone who has opened the door into their newly designed space and stepped inside understands how architectural design evokes emotions.

Floor plans and design drawings show a client how the built environment will look. But they don’t prepare someone for how they will feel once they’re inside. That’s where virtual reality takes us to the next level.

Donning a VR headset allows a person to experience the space, giving them a sense of scale and impact they miss with two-dimensional images. It helps clients understand how they will feel in the space and allows them to be more involved as a collaborator in the design process.

The architect listens and watches their reaction. Are they excited and eager? Or are they overwhelmed and uneasy? Their project perspectives help shape innately integrated thinking across the entire design team.

It’s one way we’re using technology to forge an authentic coalition with our clients. And it’s how we create a course of action towards optimal outcomes.

Drew Martin

Drew Martin

Director | Design Visualization