Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ARCHITECT Magazine's VR Article; My Work Mentioned

ARCHITECT Magazine's article 5 Steps to Make VR a Reality in Your Practice by Michael Kilkelly was published this week. Some work I have been doing in the realm of Virtual Reality (VR) at LHB is mentioned in this article along with two images.

LHB VR Lounge
Elaborating on the first LHB provided picture in the article, we have taking an underutilized space and created what we call the LHB VR Lounge. This dedicated space facilitates team and client meetings where everyone can comfortably, and perhaps vicariously, view what the person using the VR equipment is seeing.

It may be hard to see in the first picture, on the left, but the room has an amazing view of the world's largest freshwater lake, Lake Superior (this lake has the same area as Ireland).

HTC Vive Alcove
The second image, on the left, shows the VR alcove sporting permanently mounted sensors with dedicated power outlets. The space could be a little larger, but sometimes you have to take what you can get!

The article also has a link to an example project on LHB's VR page on the firm's website. This page facilitates our public Google Cardboard-type content. On this page one will find both computer generated and photographed experiences. The image below shows our custom branded viewers. http://www.lhbcorp.com/vr/

LHB VR Viewer
I first met Michael at an RTC-Europe event in Dublin Ireland. He, like me, is a highly motivated individual. In addition to writing for ARCHITECT Magazine, he is a practicing architect and manages the site ARCHSMARTER where he posts about design and technology, offers courses on coding and Dynamo, provides Revit macros and consulting services. Oh, he is also an active parent! I recommend you go to his site and sign up for his weekly newsletter.

By the way, the other LHB provided image in the article ties in nicely with the recent NVIDIA customer success story as it talks about the same horizontal street project we are working on. Click here to see my previous post on that.