Architecture, Visualization, and Education: A New Breed of Architects
Architecture, Visualization, and Education: A New Breed of Architects

With the most recent advancements in modern technology, all spheres of our lives are evolving slowly but surely. Education has taken a new approach, most industries are relying on visualization to promote their products and services, and almost every internet marketing campaign is either image or video-driven.

It has become more than clear that the new age of visualization is upon us.

Let us take the most recent events in the architecture industry. Thanks to the most advanced 3D rendering software, architecture projects are now fully visual as visualization is the best way to clearly see all upsides and downsides of one project before the final stage.

The entire architecture industry stands before a huge challenge: the ever-increasing demand, high competition, and complex projects. Therefore, such extreme conditions demand extreme measures and that's where modern education and visualization play a crucial role.

A new approach

This entirely new concept of thinking requires a whole new breed of architects who will have all the necessary skills to find adequately dynamic solutions to the aforementioned problems. And we can already see the fruits of this new approach in modern design. Just look at award-winning educational, cultural, and civic facilities all around us.

There is already significant progress in architecture when it comes to international, private, and public schools where design plays a very important role. So many projects allow for diversity in the design approach and, therefore, architects need a new model that will ensure smoother collaboration, internally and externally.

With all this in mind, more and more architect companies are transitioning to BIM to see how it impacts their work. BIM stands for Building Information Modeling and it's an intelligent 3D model-based approach that gives construction experts, engineering specialists, and architecture professionals the right tools and insights to plan, design, and construct infrastructure and buildings as well as manage them more efficiently.

As a direct result of this transition, more architecture companies are accepting this new approach and are competing to get to the forefront of being the leaders when it comes to implementing the most advanced state of the art technology in their architectural design.

This BIM-focused approach spawned an entirely new generation of architects that fully rely on cutting-edge technology to provide their clients with the most amazing masterpiece design solutions that are entirely based on visualization and 3D modeling. There are already projects that are proof of how effective this new BIM-focused approach is.

Revolutionary solution

The ability to put together all trades into one building model in the early stages of design is a revolutionary discovery simply because of the possibilities it gives to architects, construction professionals, and engineering experts. They can prevent easily avoidable efficiency issues in the early phases of design which allows them to eliminate all problems before they escalate and honor any deadline with sheer success.

This is the answer to the aforementioned problems of keeping up with the fast pace of project demand and competition as this is an entirely new solution to those problems. With the expansion of BIM software, the game of architecture changed forever.

Today, the most successful architect companies are importing The Industry Foundation Classes data models from contractors into their own models to keep up with the demand and stay competitive but also give their contribution to the evolution of architecture and visualization.

In fact, architecture and visualization are evolving hand in hand as one doesn't go without the other. That is the modern concept of architecture which allowed for improved creativity and increased productivity. The final results of all this are the most stunning architectural solutions that bring several new additions with each new project.

Thanks to such progression, it's absolutely possible to use all these modern technological solutions to help clients visualize the space via standard physical models before it's brought into a 3D model. This is a tremendous achievement for future design development.

Improved architect-customer relations

Thanks to all these achievements, stakeholders, customers, clients, and the entire world can quickly see how their input affected the wanted design in order to visualize and get a true sense of how the finished product will look like once the digital model is completed. That means that education regarding architecture will be based on visualization from now on.

With that in mind, it's safe to say that visualization tools play a crucial role in the early phases of any architectural design as the use of such tools allows clients to clearly envision the project that was based on their ideas.

With incredible rendering skills, knowledge and expertise, and the right tools, it's possible to make those digital models and visuals good as real.

Even better, the BIM design process allows making any necessary changes when delivering a BIM project without ever compromising the design process. That is the best example of how efficient visualization is in architecture or how important it is for its evolution.

When it comes to architect-customer relations, the BIM design process will improve collaboration between architects, engineers, construction professionals, and their customers as all misunderstandings can be easily solved. The architects can introduce their clients to each phase of the design and let them envision their ideas in real-time.

This will contribute to designing better and more efficient buildings with much higher safety and security levels as well as utility capabilities. Where architecture will go from here is early to say but we're in for the most exciting times without any doubt.