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Frank Gehry Debuts The Google Docs For Architectural Design [Pics]

A cloud-based 3D modeling software makes it easier for designers to collaborate on projects.

Yi Chen
Yi Chen on July 27, 2012. @yiiee


Gehry Technologies (GT), founded by Gehry Partners in 2002, recently unveiled a cloud-based software that will change the way architects design, share files, and collaborate on projects. The software, referred to as ‘GTeam‘, can be accessed anywhere online, and is described by Gehry as “Google Docs for 3D models.”

Andrew Witt, Director of research at GT, commented that, “We were hearing from our customers that collaboration is difficult. It’s hard for people to get data in the same place at the same time.” GTeam is able to convert common files from modeling software like AutoCAD, Revit, and Google SketchUp, into a common format that can be easily accessed and shared online.

Award-winning Gehry is famously known for his design of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and has included a growing number of notable projects in his portfolio. In a press release, Gehry explained that, “I am proud to have contributed to the creation of technology that will facilitate better communication and collaboration in building.”

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