FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland, Ore. & Grand Rapids, Mich. – December 7, 2020 – Today, commercial architecture and engineering firm Progressive AE, and virtual reality collaboration platform, The Wild, announced their official partnership, which will open up greater possibilities for collaboration and design review for Progressive AE’s team working on architecture, interior design and engineering projects for their diverse client base.
"By implementing virtual environments into the design process, our teams will be able to collaborate with clients and each other from anywhere,” says Bryan Koehn, Director of Design at Progressive AE. “This partnership with The Wild positions Progressive AE at the forefront of innovation and bolsters our design-centered approach to help clients solve future challenges.”
Collaborating in virtual and augmented reality can help teams make better decisions and go from design to construction more efficiently—without the need for in-person meetings. Since most employees are working remotely, Progressive AE and their clients can now meet virtually from anywhere in The Wild to evaluate designs, catch errors, and provide spatial context for colleagues and stakeholders.
The Wild anticipates transformative results from Progressive AE’s use of VR collaboration internally and with their clients. “I look forward to seeing what the team will do with The Wild,” says AJ Lightheart, Account Executive at The Wild. “Our customers tend to be early adopters like Progressive AE and have a vision of future-state they want to bring into their firm. Future-proofing against ‘normal’ workflow disruptions like COVID is now more important than ever.”
In addition to Progressive AE, companies using The Wild include adidas, Interior Architects, Leo A Daly, Lowe's Innovation Labs, KPF, SAS International, Dillon Consulting, Zoom+Care, Scala, O’Brien & Co., Bora Architects, The University of Utah, Sauder Woodworking, and Flansburgh Architects.
Progressive AE’s workforce is a unique blend of creative people who think strategically, and strategic people who work creatively. The firm is guided by a fundamental and forward-thinking philosophy, Performance Based Design, which is a commitment to driving organizational performance for clients. In fact, design measures will be validated post-occupancy. Progressive AE has provided innovative and sustainable architectural and engineering services for more than 50 years. The firm is a privately held, employee-owned company with offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.progressiveae.com.
Jill Overacker, Content Marketing Specialist
The Wild, an immersive collaboration platform based in Portland, Oregon, uses virtual and augmented reality to enable architecture, design, and enterprise teams to work across distance, and to review and experience their work together, immersed in a shared virtual space. With native support for SketchUp and Revit and accessible in real-time from the cloud, The Wild aims to provide remote collaboration to teams by connecting people and their ideas from anywhere they work. For more information, visit thewild.com.
Clay Walsh, Marketing & Communications Director, The Wild
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