Geopogo is partnering with Magic Leap on an augmented reality (AR) technology solution that allows architects, builders, and their clients to design spaces, collaborate on planning, and provide engaging presentations to clients by enabling easy visualization of architectural interiors and exteriors.
Geopogo is a California-based 3D design software company that is transforming the design and construction process. Geopogo’s software empowers architects and designers to create renderings and a virtual reality or augmented reality experience in minutes by importing existing CAD models or building directly with the Geopogo 3D creator tool.
And with Geopogo’s software on Magic Leap’s industry-leading AR headset platform, the interaction of digital content with the physical world brings architectural designs to life. “This is a phenomenal opportunity to make architectural design understandable and accessible to project clients, city officials, and the general public,” said Geopogo’s Creative Director, Michael Hoppe.
The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) has been dedicated to upholding the character and advancing the integrity of the built environment in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1881. In 2020, AIASF launched the Shape Your City Campaign as an ongoing fundraising effort to build their new headquarters in the Bay Area’s new Center for Architecture + Design. The organization also sought to fund expanded architecture-focused tours, exhibitions, educational programs, and events for people of all ages.
As part of the campaign, AIASF hosted on-site building tours to build excitement and engagement for the project from the architectural community and the public. With the innovative Geopogo and Magic Leap technology, AIASF offered tour participants a 3D virtual model of the future Center. The integration of AR technology during the building tours allow for a more interactive, transparent, immersive, and exciting way to visualize what the space will look like, even before construction has started.
“The power of the AR experience succeeded in inspiring donors to contribute much-needed construction funding for the project, as hoped for by the non-profit organizations. We were especially happy to see how the AR experience brought so much delight to the faces of the non-profit Board, the organization members, and members of the larger community,” said Dave Alpert, Geopogo CEO and Cofounder.
“The AR model has allowed our project partners, Board members, potential donors, and community to experience the future Center first-hand and visualize the positive impact it will have on future generations,” agreed AIASF Executive Director, Stacy Williams.