The Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) at the American University in Dubai (AUD) School of Architecture, Art, and Design (SAAD) is proud to announce that it has become the first and only Gravity Sketch Certified Center in the UAE, under the mentorship of Professor of Architecture, Dr. Georges Kachaamy who is the only GS Certified Instructor in the MENA region and one of the first 20 instructors in the world to receive such certification.
GRAVITY SKETCH is an intuitive 3D design platform for cross-disciplinary teams to create, collaborate, and review in an entirely new way. It provides anyone the ability to create, edit and view their creations inside Virtual Reality. It is a powerful AR and VR platform for product designers, industrial designers, architects, artists, and interior designers. It provides the users the opportunity to design and experience their creations, while they are inside VR. Also, it offers an immersive experience where the users can possess an exocentric (model-centred) and an egocentric (viewer-centred) viewing perspective.
As part of AUD’s commitment to continuing pursuit of academic excellence and in reinforcing the learning activities that is one of its four pillars, Dr. Kachaamy said, “It is an important milestone for the Center and it falls under its educational activities. It is a strategic target especially that the Center will be offering courses to both students and to professionals in the design industry.”
About the Center:
The mission of the Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) is to become 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’s 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.
About the Instructor:
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. To learn more about the instructor check his website on the following link: https://www.georgeskachaamy.com/