Orban Design

Providing the highest quality architectural rendering for Charlottesville and beyond.

year in review – 2021

Despite the pandemic, the pace of construction and design seems to continue unabated, thankfully one of the bright spots of the economy. As folks are using their homes much more, I have also found an increase in the number of inquiries for design services for renovations and new construction. My proportion of work between 3D renderings and permit drawings has noticeably shifted towards the latter compared to previous years.

Many of the projects that I prepare drawings for I also have the opportunity to prepare 3D models of the architecture to assist with making design decisions and to understand the 2D drawings. The following images are projects where I also prepared working drawings up to permit/ pricing sets for my clients.

Other work shown below are renderings for various clients: owners; builders; real estate agents; developers. I am pleased with the relationships I have developed and maintained over the years, and here’s to many more exciting projects in the new year.

apartment kitchen interior

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.

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.


Restaurant interior & apartment Fall 2017

I worked with a Stoneking/ von Storch architects on rendering this interior design for a new restaurant in town. We went through several iterations testing finishes and lighting options to refine the initial design.

This next project was done for a development company that is marketing a residential building on the waterfront in Southeast DC. I prepared some initial marketing material for a presentation the company was preparing. These renders show a typical apartment interior and the rooftop amenity space.