Architectural Real Time Design

by | Last updated Jun 12, 2020 | General Architecture

Architectural Real Time Design is a term we use for designing with a client present or on video conference using 3D Modeling software. Design changes can be made in real time and the client can see exactly what we are doing and make changes on the spot.

Translating your vision for your project to an architect can be difficult. Which is why we offer real time design solutions for clients to test out a multitude of options over the course of a meeting.



Often we have clients who want to be more hands on early in the design process. At our office we incorporate the client into the design process. We use 3D modeling software and can make changes to the design in real time with the client present and providing input on the design.


REVIT Building Information Modeling

Revit is a building information modeling software that we use to design all our projects. In schematic design it is very helpful because it allows you to build your project component by component in a floor plan, and simultaneously view it in 3D. So you can get a visual on screen of how a space will feel when you are testing out ideas.



Schematic design can often be a lot of back and forth between a client and an architect. Setting up a Real Time Design Meeting can help to move the process along quicker. This is because it allows for us, the architects, to draw exactly what you would like and get feedback on the design as we move through your project. It allows us to test a variety of options:

Layout and Sizing of Rooms

Location and Sizing and Types of Windows and Doors

Locations and Sizing of Fixtures (sinks, tubs, showers, stoves, fridges, etc.)

Location and Sizing of Furniture

Types of Materials

Types of Facades

Everything from a kitchen layout to entire building can be modified in a Real Time Design session.

Architecture Design Services

Four Story Building in Brooklyn New Construction Section – R6 zoning



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Jorge Fontan
Jorge Fontan

This post was written by Jorge Fontan AIA a Registered Architect and owner of New York City architecture firm Fontan Architecture. Jorge Fontan has earned 3 degrees in the study of architecture including two degrees from the City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Jorge has a background in construction and has been practicing architecture for 15 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.