A New Way to See Cities and Spaces

Michael Kyes, AIA, LEED AP; Thomas Merchel; Andrew Barros

When Apple unveiled the new mobile operating system, iOS 11, SMMA was abuzz about the Maps app, which included brand new features like Indoor Maps and Flyover.

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SMMA Virtual Reality

Real Value in Virtual Environments

Thomas Merchel

Virtual reality affords an opportunity to approach and experience projects in ways that are impossible with standard drawings and boards. Once a user puts on a headset, they become immersed in design—not simply as an observer, but as an active participant, able to navigate digital surroundings and develop a real sense of how the built space will perform.

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Interior Design for Generation Z

For Gen Z, “Enhanced Communication” Won’t Cut It

Marie Fitzgerald, IIDA

As the fastest-growing generation, Generation Z, loosely defined as those born between the mid-1990s and early 2000s, has become a hot topic in conversations surrounding workplace design.

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Better Data, Smarter Programming

Design Technology Group

With the advent of the Internet of Things, the catch-all phrase for the interconnection of our devices via the internet, has come a surge of new technologies.

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