Michael Hoppe Architectural Technologist / Visualizer

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Michael HoppeDip.Arch.Tech



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Private Address: I have over 7 years of experience working with Architectural firms and developers, producing designs, working drawings, presentations, renditions, and visual media. I obtained my degree in Architectural Technology from St. Clair College in 2010, and have since worked as an intermediate designer at leading firms in Ontario and Vancouver. In 2015 I brought together a multidisciplinary team to found 3DFX, a Virtual Reality firm dedicated to using emerging VR and AR technologies to create visually- and emotionally-compelling experiences to market large-scale developments. My interests in San Francisco correlates with the next step in my career in Architecture and tech as a designer and marketer of developments bringing forward my 3D visual skills and desire developing interactive virtual reality platforms for Architects to present with and use.

Work History:

Founder, 3DFX Architectural Entertainment, 2015 – Current | Windsor, Detroit

For over 2 years I have been developing my own brand of architectural experiences in virtual and augmented reality. Working with commercial developers across Canada and the U.S., I have developed tools that aid architects and developers in marketing and introducing projects to the public, and sales audiences.  Over 60 residential and commercial 3D & Virtual Reality projects completed in both Canada and the US.  Recipient of the Windsor/Essex small business award grant – 2016.  Windsor Star Article: Virtual Reality Allows Developers to see projects in 3D before they’re built.  Windsor Star Article: Virtual reality goggles show St. Clair college students the future of marketing.  Windsor Star Article: Accelerator, ignored by governments, churns out jobs in jobless capital.
Intermediate Designer, Ankenman Marchand Architects, 2014 – 2015 | Vancouver, Canada

Interior and exterior design with leading Vancouver architectural firm. Successfully worked as lead on several projects, designing, meeting with clients, and producing architectural visuals for high end homes and condominium buildings in Vancouver’s historical up and coming districts.  Extensive 3D modeling for client visual presentations, renderings, and my introduction to interactive real time rendering.  Design methodology, social space planning, and introduction to luxury aesthetic design.  Advanced Revit use, with Maya and other architectural rendering software.

Consultant, B.H, Martin Engineering, 2014 – Current, Ontario, Canada

In the winter of 2015, I signed my first major deal with a commercial developer and B.H Martin Engineering. My relationship with the firm has a long history of residential design and collaboration on several projects. In May of 2016, together we finalized my first commercial project for the city of London, Ontario’s municipal housing offices. My relationship with the firm continues and we actively collaborate on potential clients across Ontario.
Junior Production, PBK Architects Inc., Designer, 2010 – 2014, Timmins, Ont.

Institutional design for schools k-12, hospitals, churches, community centers and commercial and residential design. Resigned shortly after PBK was purchased by the British Firm WSP.  Expanded my skills in AutoCAD and Revit, working with and developing work sharing procedures.  Coordination between multiple offices establishing work sharing methods for Revit files.  On site coordination, working with design build developments, and city permit coordination.
Education: Architectural Technology, St. Clair College – Class of 2010. Awards: Awarded the Marc Grenier Memorial Scholarship, St. Clair college, 2010

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2007-2010 Architecture at St. Clair College


2015-2016 Intermediate Designer at Ankeman Marchad

Design and development of commercial and residential projects as an intermediate designer in the city of Vancouver, B.C.
Used Revit, AutoCAD, and rendered a series of projects using a variety of 3D software and platforms.

2015 - Current Founder | Virtual Reality at 3DFX - Virtual Reality | Architectural Visualization

Using the Unreal Engine with high end photo realistic graphics, I have been able to sell 3D virtual reality platforms to commercial developers and Architects in Detroit and Toronto. As a freelance artist my aim is to combine Architecture and virtual reality as a design and presentation tool.