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