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ALIVE: Architectural Linked Immersive Environment

ALIVE is used to evaluate the usability of collaborative virtual reality for architectural design. The ALIVE project started February 1999 at SARA in cooperation with EVL and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. In February 1998, architect Rem Koolhaas won the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition for the new Campus Center at Illinois Institute of Technology’s historic Mies van der Rohe campus.


Edward J. Breedveld
SARA Academic Computing Services Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Jorrit Adriaanse, Edward J. Breedveld
SARA Academic Computer Services
The Netherlands

Frans Blok
Office of Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Jason Leigh
Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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