ABOUT US

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Who we are

 

We are a team of Ottawa-based Architects and Researchers using 3D Laser Scanning technology and Building Information Modeling to augment the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the built environment.

 

We offer big-firm experience combined with small-firm service, dedication, and accountability.

 

All three founding partners of If Then Architecture Inc. are research alumni of the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) at Carleton University.  CIMS is a recognized leader in the application of new digital technologies within the field of Architecture.

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What we do

 

We combine conventional Architectural services with 3 main areas of specialization:

 

  • 3D Laser Scanning and Point Cloud Data Processing
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Digital Fabrication Assist

 

Within these three areas of expertise, we provide specialized supplementary services and solutions for:

 

  • Architects & Engineers
  • Fabricators & Manufacturers
  • Construction Contractors
  • Building Owners & Facility Managers
  • Property Developers
  • Heritage Groups
  • Other Building Professionals

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Why we do it

 

We produce high-resolution 3D point cloud data and Building Information Models to help us better understand existing, proposed, and as-built conditions, and to test our designs within real-world context.  We use 3D scanning at various stages of the design and construction process to:

 

 

  • Document, analyze and quantify existing space, equipment, systems and contents
  • Reduce the need for future destructive investigations
  • Accurately describe existing site conditions
  • Reduce time spent documenting existing site conditions and site features
  • Reduce the number of site visits required during design
  • Give our designs realistic context
  • Make the most efficient use of space possible
  • Reproduce intricate architectural details with extreme precision
  • Describe geometrically complex spaces and conditions
  • Reduce risk by ensuring that new systems do not interfere with existing
  • Record and document existing building conditions
  • Verify dimensions off-site
  • Control the quality of complex building systems and components
  • Document underground services and concealed building elements and systems prior to cover-up
  • Record as-built conditions
  • Document subtle changes over time
  • Visualize potential issues such as deflections, deviations, conflicts, low points, etc.

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How we do it

 

  • We use survey grade scanning instruments with superior range, durability, and precision.
  • We use BIM software to develop data rich 3D models that can be utilized in a multitude of ways throughout all stages of the building life cycle.
  • We leverage our long-standing relationship with the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) to stay current on the latest advancements in research, applications and best practices for 3D laser scanning and digital fabrication technologies.

 

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376 Winona Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5H7 Canada