Virtual reality technology, like other advancements before it, is causing some fundamental changes in the architecture industry.

To explore these changes, the Wisconsin Technology Council held a luncheon in Madison yesterday. The event featured a panel of speakers representing the groups involved with the creation of the Spark Building.

This project from American Family Insurance will be the future home of the entrepreneurial group StartingBlock Madison, as well as other businesses and retail spaces. Construction has started on the 800 block of East Washington Avenue; it’s estimated to be finished in spring 2018.

Located just a few blocks from the State Capitol, the Spark will only use about 50 percent of the energy of a standard office building, according to J.H. Findorff & Son, the construction management firm in charge of the development.  Read the full story here.