UCLA Virtual Lab

Professional Partner

The UCLA Cultural VR Lab was founded in 1997 by Prof. Bernard Frischer in collaboration with Prof. Diane Favro of the UCLA Department of Architecture.

Mission: to create authenticated 3D computer models of culturally significant sites around the world; to research ways of utilizing computer models in teaching, research, and commerce.

Methodology: Differentiating the Lab from a typical graphics company is its commitment to the highest possible scientific accuracy and its ability to create models authenticated by leading scholars and cultural authorities. The first step in modeling a site is creation of a small Scientific Committee of the world’s leading scholars on the site. Only when a Scientific Committee is satisfied that a model is as up-to-date and accurate as possible is it considered finished and ready for release.