AIDAN ACKERMANAssistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuse, NY
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Landscape Visualization Lab

The Landscape Visualization Lab at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry focuses on research into computationally simulating and visualizing landscape ecology, with a focus on information-driven environmental modeling. Students and faculty in the Landscape Visualization Lab work on a mix of theoretical and applied projects in digital landscape modeling, simulation, and visualization using environmental data. Project work includes:

    computational modeling, simulation, and ultra-realistic visualization of large-scale forest sites using immersive virtual reality technology

    development of digital workflows to convert non-visual forest simulation data into fully rendered three-dimensional walkthrough environments

    simulation and modeling of unique 3D tree models based on species growth characteristics, environmental conditions, and neighbor/community interaction

    3D modeling and visualization of cultural and historic landscapes

    practice-based study of Building Information Modeling (BIM) within the landscape architecture profession

The Landscape Visualization Lab includes the following resources:

    Three Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets

    Large-format LCD wall display for presentation

    Leica BLK360 point cloud scanner

    DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone

    Flexible furniture to support numerous working, meeting, and presentation settings