Technology / CAD / GIS / BIM

Education Session - Panel Format

FRI-B07 - Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Glimpse into Tomorrow

Friday, October 20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1.5 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AIA/non-HSW, AICP, FL, NY/non-HSW

This session will explore the latest advances in virtual and augmented reality. As our society becomes increasingly immersed in technology, so must our designs. Our clients expect to see our concepts in real time, real life, and with as much context as possible. Impossible? No, not with the right tools!

Learning Objectives:

Matthew J. Wilkins

Associate Designer/Planner - Chair Digital Technology PPN
KTU+A Planning + Landscape Architecture

Matthew Wilkins, ASLA is an Associate Designer & Planner at KTU+A Planning and Landscape Architecture where he leads the 3D/GIS team and manages various landscape architecture, planning & visualization projects. He is currently the Chair for the Digital Technology Professional Practice Network (PPN) for ASLA, a seat that he has held for two years. Matthew has presented at various events, conferences, universities and other functions and forums. His active involvement in landscape design, planning, 3d modeling, animation and digital rendering provides him with a practical knowledge of the current tools and technologies.


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David Burdick

Senior Product Manager, Visualization
Bentley Systems

Mr. Burdick is a Senior Product Manager at Bentley Systems where he oversees product and market development activities in the area of Engineering Visualization.

He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing information technologies and is widely recognized as a leading authority for the implementation of design and computer graphics solutions. Mr. Burdick has consulted for many firms in the CG industry including Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Dassault Systems, EDS, Esri, Ford, E-on Software, HP, IBM, LMS and SolidWorks.


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Ryan C. Deane

The SLAM Collaborative

Ryan Deane, is the chair of the Digital Technology PPN at ASLA, and a contributing editor for “Tech” at Landscape Architecture Magazine. Deane is an
associate with The SLAM Collaborative, and is the senior technology leader in SLAM’s landscape architecture studio. His expertise in 3D visualizations are focused in campus planning and design for public, corporate and collegiate clients, with 11 years of experience in master planning, sustainable design,and construction administration. Working with a multidisciplinary firm, Ryan’s skills go beyond design, specializing in software management and integrated workflows.


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David Leonard

Senior Project Manager

David Leonard, ASLA, AICP, GISP, LEED GA
David Leonard has been managing projects and workflow in urban design, visualization services, and federal planning services for 17 years. David is a past chairperson for the ASLA Digital Technologies PPN. He is a regular conference speaker on the latest off-the-shelf 3D visualization technologies and associated planning and design future trends.


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