Portland, Ore.–based software company the Wild has launched a cloud-based, real-time platform for architects and designers to collaborate virtually on projects. Available through a subscription service, the Wild platform allows projects exported from 3D modeling software, such as Autodesk Revit or SketchUp, to be edited, shared, and presented from any device in virtual- or augmented-reality modes. The company says combining these features into a single platform streamlines the design process and leads to “better decision-making, saving time, and money.” [The Wild]


ARCHITECT contributor Gideon Fink Shapiro dives deep into the design process behind New York’s One World Trade Center and the challenges faced to meet and exceed the building codes and safety standards. Considered the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere, Shapiro writes that the One World Trade Center is “safe enough that it’s serving as a model for future high-rise construction.” [ARCHITECT]