Alan Gómez: “I came across VisualARQ looking for plugins that would help me integrate BIM with Rhinoceros”

Interview with the architect Alan Gómez

New Central Library, Calgary, Canada. – Collaboration between Snohetta, Stuart Olson, StructureCraft

His name is Alan Gómez, a design professional and graduate of Architecture at the prestigious Mexican university Univer. His academic training was his launching pad to begin discovering the world of 3D modelling for creating jewellery and, later, he began to take part in projects of creation, design and renovation of buildings.

Gómez defines himself as a professional with a very detailed style and, above all, focused on seeking architectural balance. His works have always been and continue being a challenge for him. With each one he tries to bring a touch of innovation and creativity to the world of design.

Today he works at StructureCraft, the well-known Canadian company that designs construction projects, pedestrian bridges, structures of heavy wood and wooden engineering. He is passionate about creative design and states that VisualARQ has become an essential tool for developing the construction documents successfully of projects of any kind, no matter how complex or extense they are. No doubt about it. Can you imagine why? Discover through this interview what his experience is with the software that has provided him with so many facilities.


The use of 3D in buildings is now the main option (and concern) of the “technological” architect

3D model of the Alberta Art Gallery (Randall Stout architects).

Interoperating between more flexible and agile software with other already existing software, and producing the necessary technical documentation in a better way are the other two main concerns of the professionals

With the technological race, architects from all over the world have had to enhance their skills or become obsolete, updating and looking towards new design processes or tools that enable them to express their creativity regarding the demands of the client. However, what are the main doubts of today’s architect before making the leap and embracing these technological advances? What challenges and difficulties must they face more often? Today, the most requested information from the technical support teams of Rhino, VisualARQ and Grasshopper ( three of the most innovative design spheres ) is how to model in 3D with precision and free of errors. It is followed by interoperability between faster and more flexible software, with other existing software which, although more rigid, are used by most studios. Finally, architects ask about how to produce the necessary technical documentation in a better and more complete way for each project.


Workshop: Rhino for Architecture using VisualARQ

Rhino for Architecture Workshop using VisualARQ
14-16 May, 2018
McNeel Europe – Roger de Flor, 32-34 08018 Barcelona (Spain)

McNeel Europe is pleased to welcome Francesc Salla, product manager of VisualARQ at Asuni CAD, to tutor a 3-day BIM oriented Rhino Workshop for Architects, Engineers and Designers at our Barcelona offices. VisualARQ adds flexible BIM features to Rhino.

The workshop aims at learning Rhino, VisualARQ and Grasshopper as a Flexible BIM solution for developing and carrying out a project of architecture from the 3D model to the 2D documentation.

The workshop will help you to improve your architectural modeling skills and parametric design workflow inside Rhino and Grasshopper.

You will be trained in the following sectors: