31 OCT 2017

Kirksey's Annual Young Professional Event Featured New Design Technology



Networking, drones, 3D printing and more

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Kirksey Architecture hosted another successful Young Professionals (“YoPro” for short) happy hour event on Thursday, October 26, an annual event that welcomes brokers, developers, and contractors from around Houston to network at Kirksey’s office. Featuring appetizers and drinks, the annual event, in its seventh year, drew more than 100 attendees from around Houston. This year, Kirksey added a new feature: the latest in design technology was on hand for more than 150 guests to use and interact with, including a drone that live-streamed the event, a 3D printer and virtual reality headsets.

People enjoyed the opportunity to see how the latest design technology could be incorporated into their client’s next architectural project through the use of 3D printing, VR Occulus, VR Google Cardboard and a VR iPad walkthrough.

“The event is always a success, but this year we added the design technology component,” said Michelle Old, AIA, a senior associate designer at Kirksey. “People enjoyed getting to ‘walk’ through a building using virtual reality. It’s important for our clients to be able to see and interact with it — we love being innovative with these new tools and staying on the forefront of design technology.”

The Kirksey YoPro event features some of Houston’s up-and-comers in the developer/broker industries. To find out more or to get on next year’s invite list, please contact Jenna Laird at jennal@kirksey.com.

 Photos by Ruben Serrano




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