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Rainier Flight Service Hangar and Administrative Facilities

Renton, WA

Using Virtual Reality to Inform Reality

Rainier Flight Services is one of the largest flight schools in the state of Washington and was founded in 2009 with just a few Cessna airplanes, and a few hundred SF of leased space at the Renton Municipal Airport.

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Rainier Flight Service Hangar and Administrative Facilities
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KPG assisted Rainer Flight Services with designing their new administrative offices and maintenance hangar building. In addition to providing the plans for the structures on paper, KPG also gave the client a virtual walk through of the space. Using an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and two handheld controllers, the client was able to see and experience the building in a new way. This led to subtle design changes that may not have surfaced in a traditional design review meeting. For the KPG team, this technique will further help to reconcile design issues as early as possible to save time and money for clients.

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