Dallas remains on the cutting edge of architecture for many reasons. Just by looking at our downtown skyline, one can easily see how this city fosters creativity, ingenuity, and innovation. From Reunion Tower to Fountain Place, elements of futuristic design define Dallas architecture.
But what does this look like as we enter the next leap of the information age? More and more, businesses are using automation tools and artificial intelligence to increase efficiency, assist human efforts, and accelerate output. It seems the benefits of AI can be endless if you’re creative enough to find unique ways to implement it.
This proved no problem for one local design firm. In the Dallas tradition of pairing architecture with innovation, they are pioneering something incredible.
Meet Dallas Architect Purva Jain
Founded in 2014, Purva Design Studio is unlike any other architecture firm in Dallas. This 100 percent female-owned business is not only spearheading diversity in the field, but they’re also blazing a trail for new technology.
“We focus on custom residential architecture, and we thrive off of our clients’ energies,” said founder Purva Jain.
In fact, Jain strives to capture her client’s energy and use it to create incredible custom homes. However, some parts of the process, she found, are less exciting.
“We kept finding that clients would have an involved, excited energy and conversation when discussing finishes, paint color, or wallpapers but lacked that conversation and energy when we talked about the bones of the structures,” Jain said.
This is what she and her unique studio set out to change. Through AI technology and Oculus headsets, Jain creates 3D blueprints to transport her clients directly into their dream homes before they’re ever built.
“When clients walk in, we hand them an Oculus headset and they enter their future home,” Jain said. “They can choose to sit in any room and then talk about what they like and what they would change. They don’t have to imagine what their house will look like because they have already sat in their house virtually and know what awaits around every corner.”
This is changing the way these custom homes are created as they allow for more meaningful conversations about architecture.
From Floorplans to The Future
“This is just the beginning,” Jain said. “Our hope is to change and disrupt this industry and carry it forward in ways not imaginable today.”
Going forward, Jain envisions a complete 360-degree solution for illustrating what any design modifications will look like and how they will impact both timelines and budgets.
“We may have a way to go still,” she said. “But we are well on our way to removing all the surprises that architecture and the construction industry are notorious for.”
For those in the real estate world, that is a future we’re certainly looking forward to.