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Experiential Learning

Experience Matters from CSU Engagement and Extension on Vimeo.

Intern and Interior Architecture and Design student, Sara Bovaird, documents her experience using 3D Matterport technology to document historic buildings in Sterling, Colorado in a preservation and community-building effort for the Architectural Virtual Library.


Augmented Architecture

To participate in an on-site, augmented architecture experience, follow these three steps:

  1. Download the Matterport 3D Showcase
  2. Create a free online Matterport account.
  3. Search for the building address or the case sensitive Model ID number listed on the CSU and Sterling web pages below.

For more details visit the 3D Showcase for iOS App Overview.

*Compatible only with iOS 11.0 or later.

We would like to hear from you about how this page benefits you. Please take the 2-minute online survey to share your use of the CSU–AVL project. For any questions pertaining to the CSU–AVL project, please email Dr. Maria Delgado at

Research intern Emmalyne Axtell identifies transparency film of CSU historic architectural building floor plans at CSU’s Morgan Library’s Archives & Special Collections. Photo credit: Dr. Maria Delgado

Research intern Sara Bovaird captures 3D imagery using the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera on the Logan County Courthouse building rooftop in Sterling, Colorado. Photo credit: Dr. Maria Delgado

Research Intern Amanda Spitzer levels the 3D scanning camera inside the cupola of the old Fort Collins High School. Photo credit: Dr. Maria Delgado.

Research Intern Katey Lam reviews a collected scan on the Matterport interface in the Masonic Lodge/Weekly Register Call building. Photo Credit: Dr. Maria Delgado.

Research Intern Amanda Spitzer navigates within the 3D virtual reality model of the Orman Adams Residence building in Pueblo, Colorado developed from the digital scan. Photo credit: Dr. Maria Delgado

Research Intern Corinne Sage scanning the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown bell tower balcony at the Hotel Colorado building in Glenwood Springs. Photo Credit: Dr. Maria Delgado

Project Background

Dr. Maria Delgado’s research initiative developed the page to intersect technology and architectural history to educate the public. Dr. Delgado’s 2022 research team is comprised of two research interns. CSU’s Extension Office and the COVID-19 Teaching & Research Student Employment Initiative funded the research internship positions. Under Dr. Delgado’s direction, the research interns engaged in (a) field data documentation by photographing the 3D buildings in their respective locations, (b) research and collection of historical data on the individual buildings, and (c) the embedding of data into Matterport live virtual tours to curate an educational experience.