Arrowstreet’s VR/AR Team at SXSW

SXSW, Austin’s annual festival has transformed into an innovation hub for tech drawing crowds of designers, planners, visionaries, and game changers. Arrowstreet’s VR/AR Design + Development team spent five days in the Capital City, seeking insight and answers to complex questions centered around how the rapidly evolving innovations in tech will drastically inform the future of place-making, visualization, and the…

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Brooklyn Boulders Chicago Wins 2016 Chicago Design Award

We are proud to announce Arrowstreet’s Brooklyn Boulders Chicago project was a 2016 Gold Winner at the [City] Design Awards in Chicago last month. An adaptive reuse of two adjacent church buildings, the design reflects the client—a company steeped in the urban traditions of Brooklyn—and represents the subtle sophistication of the climbing community by seamlessly blending adventure, creativity, and performance; large…

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Blackstone Valley Prep Scholars Shadow Day

Last week, we had the privilege of participating in Blackstone Valley Prep High School’s Shadow Day. Four amazing scholars came to our office (all the way from Cumberland, RI) and spent the entire day as honorary Arrowstreet employees. They met with our interior design group, tested out our virtual reality work, and had a roundtable discussion with our graphics team. Best of all,…

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Get Involved! Become a Fitwel Ambassador

I recently became a Fitwel Ambassador. What is a Fitwel Ambassador you might ask? First let’s start with what is Fitwel. Fitwel is a certification system that assesses workplace design based on its impact on occupant health and wellbeing. Fitwel was developed by experts in public health and design including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

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Greybarn Phase 2 Construction is Underway

While Phase 1, 10 Greybarn Lane is quickly filling up with tenants, our contractor, Racanelli Construction Co. Inc., is keeping busy building the next phase of the project to meet demand. Phase 2, which includes Buildings 20 and 30 Greybarn Lane are taking shape and will provide an additional 155 units, schedule for completion in Fall 2017. Amenities like a…

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AR / VR in Action Roundup

Augmented reality is often associated with Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” where Alice crosses through the mirror into a bazaar imaginary world. At the Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality in Action Conference it was easy to believe far more than “six impossible things before breakfast”. The number of applications and demonstrations was impressive and inspiring. The roles for AR…

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