Christopher Morse

Christopher Morse is a lead developer of interactive visualization at SHoP Architects. He focuses on R&D to integrate XR technologies into all phases of the building design process. His work includes large scale virtual reality walk-throughs, real-time connections between interactive visualizations and CAD software, and tools to assist architects to analyze and evaluate designs. Prior to joining SHoP, he was a researcher at the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell where he developed plugins and interfaces for analog sketching within digital modeling applications.

Morse holds an M.Arch. degree from Cornell AAP, an M.A. in math education from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a B.A. in physics from Northwestern University.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural technology
  • Visual representation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality

Related Pages

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4509/6509 New Realities in Representation

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • "XR Development for Architecture," XR Developers Conference, San Francisco (2019)
  • "Skygazing Tower: VR Interactive Experience," in collaboration with SomePeople, LA Design Festival, Los Angeles (2019)
  • "Immersive Storytelling: Communication with XR in Architecture," Tech+Conference, New York City (2019)

Publications (Selected)

  • Morse, C. and Solous, F.  "Interactive Facade Detail Design Reviews with the VR Scope Box" (2019), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture.
  • Morse, C., Naumovski, S., Chernick, A., Gehron, L., and Ren, Z. "SoundSpace: Communicating Acoustics Through Interactive Visualization" (2019), I EEE GEM Conference Proceedings.
  • Arnowitz, E.,  Morse, C.  and Greenberg, D. "vSpline: Physical Design and the Perception of Scale in Virtual Reality" (2017), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture.
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