Orban Design

Providing the highest quality architectural rendering for Charlottesville and beyond.

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.

Adios 2019!

It’s been an intense year, with a number of architectural projects to counterbalance the regular slate of 3D modeling and rendering work at Orban Design. Below is a sampling of various projects from the latter part of the year.

Updated AndyOrban.com website

I’ve finally made the long needed refresh to my homepage to meet the latest mobile browsing guidelines. I’ve also assembled all-new galleries to showcase my work, which are all hosted on this site since WordPress makes it much easier to keep webpages current to latest standards. You can browse the new “Showcase” menu above to see the new pages highlighting my best work. I’ve also added a few new images in these galleries of recent work, below is one of my latest renders.

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Office renovation completed for Orban Design

After more than five years of working in an unfinished basement utility space, I finally completed a renovation of my office space to finish and enclose my work area. I guess it’s amazing what you can tune out when most of your work happens on a computer screen. However, this has been a long time coming. Here are some before and after images of roughly the same viewpoints. Of course, I did a 3D model as well to figure out the space. The end of the post has a quicktime VR of the design.

first view towards exterior:

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second view looking towards stairs and laundry/ mechanical area beyond. There’s not a “before” view, as the utility shelving I had against the stairs was just too ugly to look at:

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And here’s a panoramic VR rendering:
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