The Future is Here: How Virtual Reality (VR) Helps Lighting Designers Make Better Design Decisions
Tuesday, March 17
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: Nassau West
Credits: 1 AIA LU
Virtual Reality (VR) is not a wow factor to amaze clients anymore, it’s a design tool to minimize RFIs, errors and documentation time, and maximize time and efficiency. As lighting designers, we deal with rapid advances in lighting technology, but that should not stop us from experimenting with VR in our daily design routines.
By reviewing case studies in this presentation, attendees will learn about different types of VR and will be introduced to benefits that VR offers to lighting designers.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES – Attendees will:
1. Learn about the impact of new technologies in the design world,
2. Will be able to understand the importance of using VR technologies in lighting design
3. Learn about different software available for creating VR experiences
4. Will be able to perceive use of VR in architectural projects by reviewing case studies
Director of Lighting Design, Lightcraft
Shahrzad Abtahi is the director of lighting design at Lightcraft and she is the head of Lighting Group at Boston’s office. She was one of the first lighting designers to earn WELL accreditation and teaches lighting and design courses at Suffolk University and Boston Architectural College. She is a frequent speaker at multiple lighting and architectural conferences throughout the country. In march 2018, Shahrzad was named as one of North America’s top 40 under 40 lighting designers under 40 by lighting magazine.