Post by Catarina Ferreira, AIA
At arc-T, we are always looking for better ways to serve our clients. In recent years, architectural production and visualization tools have progressed greatly, and we have done our best to keep up.
Every project at arc-T is executed using sophisticated BIM (Building Information Modeling) software. This allows us to design from every angle, have better integration between disciplines, and communicate designs to our clients in much more effective ways than we thought possible a mere 5 to 10 years ago.
In addition to using BIM software, we share live models of our projects with our clients, allowing them to review designs and navigate virtual reality-like 3-d views of their future homes on their own time (in the case of residential projects), even provide comments/feedback on a digital platform, and also allows us to hold productive remote design review meetings.
For an ongoing project on a hilly site in rural Maryland we recently prepared a series of renderings and the video contained in this post. For us these materials are crucial design tools, not just ways to present our work, and that is perhaps the greatest benefit of this technology.