Duluth, Minn.–based LHB Corp. is fully embracing virtual reality (VR) as the future of architecture, as a means to bring its renderings to life, streamline the design process, reduce costly on-site mistakes and changes, and save money throughout construction. VR creates a digitally generated simulation of an unbuilt project, allowing clients and contractors to visualize and understand the project.

"The future is where software and tools are merging," LHB senior vice president and architect Mike Fischer said in the Star Tribune article. "The owner can see what they’re getting and the contractor can see what they’re building."

For now, VR is being used mostly by large firms on expensive projects with budgets that can absorb the high costs of the technology. But VR is getting cheaper and more accessible within the design community.

Read the full story on the Star Tribune.

And learn more about the use of VR and augmented reality in the design process here at ARCHITECT.

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