How to be a virtual architect

Architect and designer Dan O’Reilly talks about the importance of design in virtual environments, including creating an environment that’s not only fun to work in but also works well.

In this exclusive interview, he shares his insights into how to work as a virtual architecture architect.

Learn more about virtual architecture with our infographic on the topic: Architect and Designer Dan O. O’Reily: Virtual Architect Dan OReilly is an award-winning virtual architect, creating innovative new experiences for architects, architects, and designers across a variety of industries.

He has been an active member of the Virtual Architect community since 2011, and has participated in numerous virtual architecture events across the globe, including Virtual Architecture Expo 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, and Virtual Architect 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.

Dan also holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Stanford University.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in computer sciences from Northwestern University in 2004, and completed his Masters of Science degree in computer engineering in 2006.

In 2014, he earned his Doctor of Engineering degree from Harvard University in Computer Science.

He was named the 2012-2013 Computer Science Educator of the Year by the Computer Science Association of America.

In 2017, he was named one of the Top 10 most influential computer scientists in the world by The New York Times.

In 2018, he published the book “Designing the Virtual: Architecting Virtual Worlds” (MIT Press).

O’ Reilly has developed a unique blend of architectural and design knowledge through over 25 years of experience as an architect, designer, and educator.

In 2016, he received the 2018 Global Architect and Design Award from the Architecture Foundation of the United States.

O-Reilly received his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Northwestern in 2006 and a Master of Arts degree in Computer Engineering in 2012.

His professional and academic work includes being the Executive Director of the Architectural Design Lab at the University of Chicago, and being a professor at the Institute for Human-Computer Interaction (IHCC), the premier institute in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI).

In addition to his work in architecture, he is also a professor of design at the Pratt Institute.

OReilly received a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from Harvard, and an MBA from Northwestern.

Dan has authored six books on architecture and design: Designing the Physical: The Architecture of Human Spaces; The Architecture and Design of Human Behavior; The Architectural Architecture of Design; Designing Architecture for the Digital Age; Architectural Artifacts: Designers and Architects’ Stories; and Designing for the Future.

Dan is currently working on a new book titled Architectural Architectures for the 21st Century: Architecture and the Future of the Digital World.

His book, Architecture and Architectural Arts in the Digital Era, will be published by McGraw-Hill Book Group.

For more information about Dan O Reilly, visit his website.

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