October 2019 | Issue 04

Redefining the Future of Architecture with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Founded in 1972, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) teaches students to explore some of today’s greatest urban challenges including reimagining cities or designing for sustainability.

The platform’s cloud-based delivery model enables mobile access and collaboration for everyone involved in a project. Students are no longer stuck in labs but can work on their projects anytime, anywhere. The cloud allows  instantaneous collaboration with their teacher or classmates.

In one hands-on project, for example, SCI-Arc students are using the platform’s CATIA application to translate 3D models into  virtual reality to create a blueprint for a liveable, sustainable city on Mars.

SCI-Arc sees itself as an incubator for a new generation of problem solvers. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables SCI-Arc students and staff to reinvent how architecture is taught, conceived and created. As students become fully immersed in the technology, they are able to collaborate and innovate at a new level.

Brenton Dodd

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