SOM's Chicago Office Celebrates Oktoberfest: A Festival of Visualization Technology

To celebrate cutting-edge digital visualization tools—and the world-famous Munich festival—SOM's Chicago office organized an Oktoberfest event on Thursday, October 26th, 2017. The event centered on group presentations and practical demonstrations, paired with traditional German fare and drinks.

Ten groups operating in the office, including sustainable design, urban design, and interiors, presented on a variety of visualization technologies currently being utilized. The groups demonstrated a range of technologies, from Grasshopper plug-ins and tools for modeling cities, to cloud-based tools that facilitate interoperability across multiple platforms and disciplines, and real-time rendering programs for VR headsets.

Building on a history of both interdisciplinary collaboration and a commitment to technological innovation, SOM's Oktoberfest brought architects, engineers, interior designers, and urban designers together to exchange knowledge and advances in the field.

See how SOM celebrated Oktoberfest by watching this video from the event.