MCA Hosts An Interactive Exhibit On Technology

By Stephen Bates, AIA, NCARB, President Emeritus


The 5th Dimension

On May 17, 2018 MCA hosted the AIA Firm Happy Hour and New Allied Member Orientation.

The evening was organized around a multi-media interactive exhibit and showcase “Experience Architecture: The 5th Dimension”. MCA welcomed internationally recognized visioneers and the cutting edge AR/VR, animation and gaming technologies they utilize to change the way we live, learn, work, play and heal. Displaying and demonstrating their technology and creations were representatives of:

  • ESI Design New York City, NY
  • Giant Sparrow Santa Monica, CA
  • Arbitrarily Good Productions Los Angeles, CA
  • Epic Games/Unreal Studio Cary, NC
  • BaltiVirtual Baltimore, MD
  • CPR Multimedia Solutions Gaithersburg, MD

With over 140 in attendance, we greatly appreciated the enthusiasm of the presenters, many of whom travelled significant distances to be with us for the event, and their cutting edge work was enjoyed and appreciated by all that had a chance to attend. A truly exciting, interesting and successful evening! Many thanks to Shari McLane for her dedication and enthusiasm in pulling together this significant event, and to everyone who helped out.