Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2010 Pacific Regional Conference

Cutting Edge Design Tools: Virtual Reality in Campus Design
April 7, 2010
9:45 am–10:45 am

Presented by: Tom Kennedy, Chief of Architecture & Engineering, CSU Office of the Chancellor; Gary Nellesen, Director of Facilities, Planning and Management, Mt. San Antonio College; Kevin O’Brien, Design Director, HMC Architects; David Rova, Director of Design, HMC Architects

Cutting edge technology now allows users to walk through a life-size digital model in the early stages of design. What if that experience could be measured and used to inform design choices? Researchers at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego and HMC Architects have joined together to pose this question. Early research of case studies from three institutions will be discussed with a panel to provide insight into this tool’s potential for the future.