June 10, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

VRARA Enterprise Summit at LiveWorx

The VRARA Enterprise Summit, hosted by the VR/AR Association, is taking place on the first day of the LiveWorx digital transformation conference and will bring together the best minds in virtual and augmented reality from across the globe.

Ghafari Immersive Design Specialist Katy Rupp is one of the featured speakers and will deliver a presentation, “VR / AR: Bridging the Gap between the Intangible and the Built Environment”, at 4 PM. She will also be one of the speakers at the AEC Panel at 4:45 PM.

Presentation Synopsis: VR / AR: Bridging the Gap between the Intangible and the Built Environment

Virtual reality and augmented reality, like many technologies, began as a concept of experiencing intangible objects and environments digitally. As technology progressed, that concept became a reality and has transformed into a multibillion-dollar industry that allows the real world to be virtualized and augmented. In today’s AEC industry, architects, engineers, and owners have to deal with intangible project concepts, such as how people experience time and space in the built environment. This presentation discusses how we can use VR / AR to design and develop these environments, producing outcomes that better serve the users that inhabit them.

Presenter Bio: Katy Rupp

As one of Ghafari’s leading champions of virtual reality technologies, Katy Rupp is skilled at developing highly immersive visuals that enable project stakeholders to virtually explore the physical environments we design long before they are ever constructed. She leads internal VR training and has also presented and demoed these technologies at a variety of industry forums, including most recently at the 2018 AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture as part of the Technology in Architecture Practice / Detroit Area BIM User Group exhibit.

Katy joined Ghafari in 2014 and has developed a portfolio that includes healthcare, automotive, hospitality, commercial, residential, and education-sector projects. She holds a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and a Bachelor of Science in architecture from Lawrence Technological University.