Alex Coulombe is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Agile Lens: Immersive Design, a virtual reality consultancy building custom content and workflows for the AEC industry. A recognized thought leader of this emerging field, Alex graduated from Syracuse University with a B. Arch in 2010 and found a passion in purposing new technology for architecture firms. When the Oculus Rift DK1 hit the market, immersive technology became his focus. In 2013, at the theatre planning consultancy Fisher Dachs Associates, he pioneered the world’s first use of VR for accurately testing sightlines and adjusting room design based on the results. Other early immersive creations included an app for Bravo Media to set up architectural projections for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, an “equipment clearance checker” for the Hudson Yards project, “The Shed,” and a mock-up of various design elements for the Park Avenue Armory’s production of Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth. His work in enterprise solutions grew, and culminated in the formation of Agile Lens.
Using cutting-edge software and devices, Alex crafts tailored workflows focused on VR’s singular contributions in the design process, from initial concept through project completion. He specializes in VR’s capabilities beyond simple representation, particularly, its potential for design and communication. He develops tools and experiences for desktop, mobile, and browser-based VR platforms. Follow him on Twitter and Youtube @iBrews.