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CRID is Officially the first and only Authorized VR Sketch Training Center

VR Sketch is a computer aided design (CAD) extension for SketchUp.

Mar 16, 2021

The Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) is proud to announce that it has become the first and only Authorized VR Sketch Training Center  in the UAE, under the mentorship of Professor of Architecture, Dr. Georges Kachaamy who is the now the only authorized VR Sketch trainer at the School of Architecture, Art, and Design (SAAD) at The American University in Dubai.

VR Sketch is a computer aided design (CAD) extension for SketchUp which provides anyone the ability to create, edit and view their models in Virtual Reality. It is a powerful VR drawing tools for architects, designers, artists, and interior designers. It provides users the opportunity to design and experience their creations while they are in VR. It is an immersive experience where the users can possess an exocentric (model-centered) and an egocentric (viewer-centered) viewing perspective.

The mission of the Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) is to be the premier platform in Dubai that delivers high standards research, innovation, and design in the field of Architecture, Interior Design and Visual Communication. The CRID is an explore-imagine-create-learn environment. It is a think tank that fosters growth in all its forms and a lab where the three main strands; Academia, Private sector, and Governmental entities, come together to research, innovate, design, and collaborate in order to generate creative ideas.

As part of AUD’s commitment to the continuing pursuit of academic excellence and in reinforcing the learning activities that is one of its four pillars, Dr. Kachaamy said that “It is an important milestone for the Center and it falls under its education activities. It is a strategic target especially that the Center will be offering training sessions to professionals and the general public.” 

Dr. Kachaamy is the Director of the Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) at the School of Architecture, Art, and Design, The American University in Dubai. He has served as the chairperson of the Department of Architecture under which the program has received the NAAB Accreditation. He is a professor of architecture, a registered architect, a member of the Order of Engineers & Architects in Beirut, and an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects. Click HERE to learn more about him.