Sustainable Building Projects and BIM: 200,000 Sq. Ft. Government Office One of Best in Nation

Federal Center South

Commissioned in the depths of the Great Recession, Federal Center South, the Army Corp of Engineers’ regional headquarters in Seattle, was funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But stimulus money came with big strings attached—namely strenuous requirements that it had to be built very, very quickly and very, very sustainably. So as […]

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What Is Augmented Reality, and How Can It Help Architects and Contractors?

Augmented Reality on a tablet

Everyone knows virtual reality, but have you considered how augmented reality in architecture and construction could help your firm? Augmented reality is a live, copied view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input. Virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one, whereas augmented reality takes […]

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PEORIA 5: Preserving and Documenting Peoria’s Architectural Heritage


The Wassi Group is pleased to announce our involvement with Peoria 5. This is an initiative being revived by the Peoria Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to document the rich historical architecture that is present throughout the Greater Peoria area. In the late 70s and early 80s Peoria AIA was responsible for […]

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3D Printed Architecture

3D Printed Room with a quarter billions surfaces

[socialring] Author: Bob Hohimer 3D Printed Architecture – The room with a quarter billion surfaces 3D printed architecture…what is that? Going back just a few short years would find most of us wandering what the heck 3D printing even is. More recently, 3D printing is beginning to gain traction and become a viable resource for […]

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