In this session, speakers will discuss the power of immersive visualization to promote innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives. Using the Mars City Facility Ops Challenge case study, speakers will show how information within Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be integrated into virtual reality. They will share insights gained, while creating an immersive environment for a visionary organization, using Revit software, Autodesk LIVE, and Stingray game engine. Mars City (founded by the National Institute of Building Sciences to recruit a new generation of professionals to work with high-performance buildings) uses BIM and facility maintenance tools to manage a virtual base on Mars. KieranTimberlake enhanced the curriculum using an immersive environment to engage students with hands-on learning opportunities, playing out scenarios in virtual reality. Speakers will highlight challenges and opportunities captured in the case study, as well as broader applications of the workflow in architectural visualization, facilities management, and education. This session features Revit, Autodesk LIVE, and Autodesk Stingray. AIA Approved
- Discover how virtual reality can enhance STEM education programs
- Understand the applicability of real-time information within a VR environment
- Describe how virtual-reality visualization can be used during the design process, using Revit, Project Expo, and Stingray
- Learn how to harness the power of live design optioning visualization within immersive environments
Rolando is a socially conscious, technology forward Architectural Designer and Graphics Enthusiast. He is passionate about Architecture’s ability to solve problems, and specializes in communicating ideas effectively (and clearly) through design. Rolando is currently an Intern Architect at KieranTimberlake Architects in Philadelphia.<br/><br/>Rolando holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis, and a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida. He has experience in architectural, web, graphic, and print design; serving as the Editor in Chief for Architrave Magazine, freelance graphic designer at Elliptical Studios, and Webmaster for the University of Florida School of Architecture.
Efrie Escott, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Efrie Escott is a registered architect who explores topics related to materiality, Life Cycle Analysis, digital technologies, and environmental systems at KieranTimberlake. She works with design teams to translate data-driven research into architectural design. Efrie is also the founder of the Philadelphia Dynamo User Group [PDUG].
Fátima Olivieri, AIA, co-leads the BIM Practices Group at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm.Olivieri has worked on a range of projects, including recent work for Harvard University and New York University. Olivieri received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia, where she won the Design Excellence Award. Articles written by Olivieri have been published in peer-reviewed journals and websites. She has taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan, and has lectured at the American Institute of Architects Convention and Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Together with Efrie Friedlander, she leads the Mars City project, a joint initiative of KieranTimberlake and the National Institute of Building Sciences.