Realtime 3D Visualization with Users Leads to New Design Solutions

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One of the most important aspects of the practice of architecture is effective communication. Making sure clients, consultants, designers, and administrators are all able to share the project vision is of great importance. Three-dimensional visualization has long been used by designers to communicate future buildings. Meticulously hand-drawn images have been replaced by renderings which can still take many hours to finish.

3d visualization for healthcare infrastructure developmentAt RWA, we have invested in a whole new generation of digital visualization. Using the latest software and BIM integration, we can generate a full three-dimensional model of an entire project in real-time. This allows our clients to take a real-time walkthrough of the future space, informing a much deeper understanding and insight into the design process and intent. In user group meetings, changes can be made and vetted instantaneously based on specific feedback from the end-users. This allows our entire design team an invaluable tool for evaluating the effectiveness of a particular space without large time investments and expensive mock-ups.

For now, this technology is interfaced with through a standard computer and projector. We are working on a cutting-edge new technology that has the potential to deliver a complete, immersive, three-dimension experience to the end-users in the early design phases. With the use of advanced programming and new VR headsets, hopefully soon, an entire surgical or care team can put on headsets and quite literally ‘walk-through’ a new department or operating room. operating room visualization prior to constructionThis technology will increase our ability to test the validity of a design at a much earlier stage than has ever been possible than before. The current and future use of emerging three-dimensional visualization technology at RWA continues to improve the quality and safety of the healthcare environment.

Noam Platt


A native of Shreveport, Noam specializes in healthcare projects. Prior to joining the Rozas Ward team, he began his career at one of the leading healthcare design firms in the country, earning an EDAC certification and unique insight into the patient experience.

A Herman Miller Design scholar at the Healthcare Design Convention, Noam’s philosophy is that technology is changing the way design and planning is implemented. Rapid, realistic, digital mock-ups of spaces and facilities are easier and more cost effective than ever. He is excited about how this improves the finished product, and believes that in the next five years most buildings will be walked-through in 3D or augmented virtual reality before physical work has begun.

An avid fencer, Noam teaches fencing to young children in the NOLA area. He also enjoys getting on the water to see the breathtaking beauty of the swamps and marshes of Louisiana. Film and glass plate photography are also interests he pursues in his free time.

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