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Mixed Reality Advanced Architectural Representation

Session 2A | 11:20 - 12:20 PM

Mixed Reality Advanced Architectural Representation

Session 2A | 11:20 - 12:20 PM


Architecture in the digital age is moving towards a democratized design process, and it is better for it. With the increasing accessibility of augmented and virtual reality platforms, design has new opportunities for inclusivity, collaboration, and the streamlining of production, all of which benefit architecture. This session explores advances and applications of AR/VR technologies and their impact on design generation, fabrication, and installation. Christopher McAdams, (PluralVR/Temple University) explores unbuilt worlds in virtual reality and augmented assisted construction processes. Jeffery Anderson and Michael Kipfer (The Toolbelt/Mancini) have created software to change architectural workflows to empower all members of the design process. 


  1. Virtual Reality in design.
  2. Augmented Reality fabrication in design.
  3. Mixed Reality representation and fabrication.
  4. Augmented reality in construction

Meet the Speakers

Christopher McAdams, RA 

Christopher McAdams is an architect and technologist working with augmented and virtual reality platforms to investigate immersive and interactive spaces. He is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. His work uses parametric tooling, digital fabrication, and mixed reality systems to generate new opportunities in the built realm and explore unbuilt work from history. 

Michael Kipfer 

Michael Kipfer is Principal and Director of Research & Development at Mancini Duffy in New York, NY. Michael helped found the Mancini Design Lab which explores unique ways to integrate technology into our day-to-day practice and elevate the design and delivery process. 

Jeff Anderson 

Jeff Anderson is an Associate and Design Lab Developer at Mancini Duffy in New York, NY. Jeff was integral in the development of the Toolbelt which uses immersive environments to offer cutting-edge realism and customization that links multiple architectural and analytical software together to streamline the design process. 

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