Highlight on architectural services

The original intent of this space was to create a portfolio of my work as well as discuss computer 3D rendering. I have found from off-line inquiries that this focus has hidden the other aspect of my business — traditional architectural services primarily focused on residential new home construction and renovations. I welcome inquiries for any type of residential project, whether it’s a porch addition or a completely new home. I have over 20 years of experience in residential design and planning and I would be very happy for the opportunity to prepare your house plans. I’ve written up a bit more on my “About” page if you’d like to read about my range of services.

The following images are of a typical renovation project by Orban Design. The request was to design a covered section over a patio to mitigate the intense summer sun. I worked with the client using 3D tools extensively to compose the design as well as to work out the details and the material options. Then, I prepared a set of construction drawings, allowing the owner to request multiple builder quotes to find the best match for quality and price. The final images show the completed project. I’m pleased with how accurately the 3D studies were able to convey the proposed design.

Welcome 2021

With so much pandemic related and political turmoil, it’s hard to fully attend to business matters. I hope everyone is prioritizing their community and loved ones. Updating my portfolio blog has been quite low on my priority list, but after discovering a recent hack of this site and working with my host to restore it, I realized I have quite a backlog of work I want to display here. I’ve had a very productive year in 2020 but that came at the cost of not having a chance to take my typical summer family vacations.

Below are some of the rendering projects I had a chance to work on over the past year (plus a fun personal project I accomplished.) I’ve also seen the completion of a number of residential projects for which I prepared the drawings. I have the privilege of working with a number of local builders in assisting their clients with architectural drafting and design. I’ve also worked directly with clients to provide architectural services to draw up their plans for pricing and construction. Thank you to everyone who has given a positive referral of my work.

3D Virtual Tours for marketing

2020 has brought many significant challenges, some of which Orban Design is well-prepared to help our clients overcome. Providing virtual walk-throughs of your project is a great way to keep ahead of the market and bring in interest and commitments. Take a look at the examples in this Vimeo folder of a set of virtual tours for an apartment building that is currently under construction. The developer will use these walkthroughs, as well as interior 360 panoramic renderings to showcase the project to prospective tenants.

apartment building lobby rendering
apartment building rooftop common area
penthouse unit interior rendering
apartment building, typical unit kitchen
apartment building typical bathroom interior rendering

Welcome 2019!

It’s been a busy start to 2019, and it’s been a while since we’ve published a new post. One big project has been a series of walkthroughs for a new apartment building in Washington, DC. The videos are still on progress, but you can see them here on our vimeo page:
https://vimeo.com/album/5821784

The following are some recent work. We’ve had a good mix of project types and rendering styles, including a variety of restaurant retail, residential, multi-family residential, and commercial.