Enhancing Design using VR

Enhancing Design using VR

We use VR technology to allow our clients to immerse themselves in their space before even one brick is laid. Potentially saving £££ later in the process.

It's good fun too.

Virtual Reality and Architecture

VR offers obvious architectural advantages. Full contextual immersion, spatial navigation, tactile interaction and full integration with CAD software models such as Revit and other 3D and BIM platforms all reveal its obvious power as a communication tool.
The wearer is instantly immersed in a true three dimensional environment that gives an incredible sense of scale, depth and spatial awareness that simply cannot be matched by traditional renders, animations or physical-scale models.

Designs come to life

As architects, we’re accustomed to looking at a design—be it a rendering, a sketch or a physical model—and interpreting how a building or landscape would look and feel spatially as a finished project.
The same isn’t necessarily true of our clients, who aren’t creating and interpreting designs on a daily basis. Virtual reality tools give our designers a powerful aid for explaining ideas and concepts to clients and other stakeholders. It’s this use—as a presentation or communication tool—that is for now VR’s greatest benefit.
At the conceptual design phase, VR can be an effective means of exploring the relationships between spaces – the impact of light on a room at different times of the day or year, or views from mezzanine floors.

With a physical scale model or BIM model on screen, you still have to imagine what it would be like to exist inside the space. With VR, you actually experience the proportion and scale.
VR can play an important role at all stages of the design-to-construction process, from evaluating design options and showcasing proposals, to designing out errors and ironing out construction and serviceability issues before breaking ground on site.

Contact

Guernsey Studio

Guelles Court
Guelles Lane
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 2DD

9am - 5:30pm   |   01481 712633

contact@pfaarchitecture.com

Jersey Studio

12 Britannia Place
Bath Street
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 4SU

9am - 5:30pm   |   01534 767950

contact@pfaarchitecture.com

Junior Architectural Assistant

Our Guernsey Studio needs a Junior Architectural Assistant to support our vibrant team and kick off an exciting career path.

Job Duties

  • Drafting architectural plans and survey drawings 
  • Design work
  • Prepare planning and building control submissions
  • Assist in the day to day running of our busy design studio

No previous experience needed - all we ask is a sincere thirst for knowledge and skills development. You will form an essential part of a highly efficient and effective team.

PF+A offers highly competitive remuneration, with a profit-share scheme, fantastic office culture, and opportunities to work across both Guernsey and Jersey. If you are looking for a position with variety and ample opportunity for learning, we would like to hear from you.

Send your application to contact@pfaarchitecture.com before 7 June 2021.

Your skills:

E: contact@pfaarchitecture.com
T: 01481 712633

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Ollie Muston MCIAT

E: ollie.muston@pfaarchitecture.com

T: 01481 712633

Having been educated and grown up in Guernsey and developing a passion for technical design work, information technology and an intrigue for building design and history during his GCSE years, Oliver decided to commence his career in 1999 as an Architectural Technologist with Lovell Ozanne one of the largest architectural practices in the Channel Islands,  During those first inspiring 9 years he gained his BTEC HNC qualification increasing his fundamental experience and developing his knowledge base by working on multi-million pound commercial and residential developments including, Mixed Use and Redevelopment Areas (MURA), offices, apartments and industrial units.  

Moving to the States of Guernsey’s Property Services Team in 2008, Oliver was able to learn invaluable working skills and practices, increasing his expanding skillset in tendering and contract administration, whilst having the opportunity to work on public buildings and the differing challenges brought about by these types of projects. These projects encompassed education premises, States buildings with high security requirements, projects at the airport and harbours and fully accessible health facilities.  Full Accessibility audits for the health facilities became a prominent project for Oliver as his career progressed and he carried out a number of audits and reports for substantial business within the Island.

Now with a total of 21 years’ experience within the industry, his expansive knowledge not only covers all areas of a very vast field, but includes all aspects of a project from inception right through to the final handover of a completed project; which, for Oliver is the most rewarding experience. 

Oliver’s exceptional wealth of knowledge has lead him to gain his chartership with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and was formally invited to become an Interview Assessor for the Institute in 2015, a position limited to only a small number and in which someone can only be invited by the Institute.  Oliver completed the necessary assessor training a few months later.  

Ever striving to continue growing and expanding his professional knowledge, Oliver is a driven member of PF+A and one of the top in his field. With his professional yet friendly approachable nature he is an individual able to facilitate and communicate to clients, contractors, sub-contractors and other third parties to ensure that a project is always the best it can be.  Internally an exceptional trainer to the less experienced members of the team with an ease of teaching methods to ensure an unseamingly level of continuity for their development.

In his spare time Oliver enjoys spending time with his young family of three daughters, experiencing travelling and cultural diversity and of course Guernsey’s beautiful outdoor environment.