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IA is an early adopter of the most advanced and powerful technologies available for developing our designs and for communicating our design intent to clients.

We were quick to adopt Revit and BIM and are now leveraging the next wave of software and hardware: robust virtual-reality technology capable of generating an immersive, three-dimensional depiction of space. Supplementing standard architectural renderings, plans, and materials boards, VR interface—combined with 3-D scanning of site conditions at the project’s inception—helps us create more accurate, photorealistic, and experiential representations of the space to be built, capable of conveying subtleties of finish quality and atmosphere. The technology even allows us to share proposed designs with clients and stakeholders much earlier in the development process, enabling more time for fine-tuning while also sparking more constructive discussions and quicker decision-making—all of which lead to a more resolved and informed spatial solution. These pioneering methodologies also help streamline workflow at every step, saving time and money as well as heightening ideation and communication within our design teams.



On all projects IA uses Revit, the world-standard BIM-authoring tool for architecture.



Gather existing site conditions via 3D-scanning hardware and software helps to create a highly accurate “point cloud” of the spaces we design. Integrating real estate, human resources, design, building, and facilities data in this manner yields a robust information model that can be shared and utilized by all collaborators and stakeholders.



Bring project teams together consistently—for better project delivery and outcome—using IA’s Integrated Project process that transports clients’ global design standards into a BIM workflow for sharing from a single point of truth.



Share BIM assets on a global scale and add resources seamlessly to client projects with IA’s use of Citrix Virtualization, which integrates all tools for all staff and global partners at all locations in a private cloud environment.



Produce accurate and panoramic renderings throughout the design process, created from the same model from which all design documentation is harvested. This IA workflow feature provides for a quick response to client feedback and a high level of confidence and trust in project outcomes.



Using an immersive VR system that IA pioneered for interior architecture, clients and project teams are able to engage with the design throughout the entire process. Supplementing Revit model screen renderings with a simulated 3-D visual that is explorable and interactive allows end users to interact with their space long before it is built, helping to support change management.



Services include BIM to Facilities Management; Design Standards BIM Integration; and Retail Visualization and Analytics.