VR for the AEC Industry with Gautam Tewari | AG 55

In this episode we have with the co-founder of Trezi, Gautam Tewari.


He is a LEED-accredited professional. Trezi is India’s first VR Platform for the Building Industry. It’s a product that is now solving the challenges faced by a large number of stakeholders in the Building industry, using immersive technology and the power of Virtual Reality. They have won quite a few awards in the Startup Field.

Featured in the Top 3 “Startup of the Future”by NDTV Unicorn Awards 2016, winner of the League of 10-Emerge50 products of the year 2018 by NASSCOM and won the NASSCOM Design4India Design Awards 2019 in the ‘immersive category’ to name a few.

Gautam is a graduate from the UNSW, where he did his masters in Construction Management. He has a global experience of over 20 years in the architecture and design industry. Apart from that he’s passionate about cricket, a long-distance runner, fitness enthusiast, and an avid reader.

In this episode, he talks about his initial journey into the startup scenario, the potential of VR in the building industry, how an Architect can be involved in immersive technology and a whole lot more!

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Podcast Shownotes

00:00:00 – Introduction 
00:04:14 – How he got into Architecture? 
00:06:27 – Architecture playing a big role as a startup founder 
00:08:11 – The Startup Idea 
00:11:16 – Possibility to build your firm whilst being employed
00:13:05 – Journey of Trezi 
00:22:56 – How to build a team for an innovative startup 
00:26:35 – Skillset prior to starting his firm 
00:28:09 – Trezi being a Product 
00:29:35 – How different are rendering software when compared to Trezi 
00:34:13 – Client having more control of design than an architect 
00:36:31 – Will the product transcend into other industries 
00:38:05 – Integration of BIM and Trezi 
00:41:15 – Clients fail to pay on time 
00:43:27 – Platform where all building technology comes together 
00:46:54 – Architects getting into coding & computational thinking 
00:48:31 – Increase ROI for Architects 
00:49:09 – Future Goals 
00:51:15 – Mentors in Life 
00:54:19 – Daily Routine 
00:58:34 – Favorite Architects 
01:01:40 – Advice for young architects 
01:04:34 – Thank you

Notable Buildings

Bahaus, Germany by Walter Gropius
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo by Frank Llyod Wright
Golconde, Pondicherry by Antonin Raymond 

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