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Summer 2018

It’s been a while, we need to return to updating the blog! There are a handful of projects to showcase here, some new and a few that are updates of earlier projects. Often, a project that comes into the office from an architectural firm will go through a design phase where the renderings are used to inform architectural decisions. Once the design is refined, that architect’s client will want a set of renderings with more “life” to them that can then be used for marketing. The first two projects shown were in the office earlier that came back to get populated with “entourage.” The following residential projects are a mix of styles and interior and exterior renderings.

West Main Atwood project wins BAR approval

After a lengthy process of deferrals and resubmissions, the “Atlantic” project made it across the finish line, winning approval from the Board of Architectural review at their March meeting. I was involved with the project from the start, working with Bill Atwood on both the planning and the architectural aspects of the project. The project started out at the initial stage by maximizing the by-right volume. Subsequently, in response to the feedback from the review board, it ended up getting reduced in scale by the carving of an internal street within the project connecting West Main to Commerce Street. This allowed an opportunity to create a “5th” internal facade across from the existing historic buildings which helped enliven the architecture. The final piece I worked on was a dusk rendering of this internal street, intended to visualize the concept and help win the final approval.

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The other renderings prepared for this project show the street facades within their respective street contexts.
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In addition to the renderings, I also prepared all the plans, elevations, wall sections, and material board that were required to fully document the project for the BAR.

June 2014 renderings

These renderings are of a pair of apartment buildings by the same architect. The first building is just starting construction, and so the rendering was done for the client for marketing purposes and use on a jobsite sign. The second building is in review currently by the zoning administration, as well as being presented by the developer to the community. There are several iterations of the second building that I didn’t include, which has different versions of massing of the rooftop/ penthouse volume.

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For these interior views of a nursing home renovation and expansion, I used a softer watercolor style to prepare these renderings.

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August – featured new projects

Time again for posting some of my latest architectural renderings, illustrations, and related work. Two projects that I particularly enjoyed are a poster for the new Habitat for Humanity development in Charlottesville, and a watercolor style illustration for a new home. For the Habitat project, I updated a site plan rendering I had completed before to show some new lots, and then helped put together the poster layout for them.

For the residence, I built a computer model from existing CAD plans, and used some site photos to detail the context. I then used the watercolor technique I’ve been developing to make the following image.