Orban Design

Providing the highest quality architectural rendering for Charlottesville and beyond.

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.

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.

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.


Fall 2018

It’s time to foray into some new software again. I’ve heard lots of good things about Enscape 3D rendering, and finally decided to give it a try. I’m finding it a joy to use, and for visualizing designs, especially interiors, it does a splendid job. It’s one more tool I can add to my repertory, alongside Blender and V-Ray. The following kitchen interior renovation was modeled in Sketchup and I used Enscape to provide quick, and interactive views of the design.

I also have some new renderings I’m happy to highlight here. Included are an interior rendering for new construction, a chapel exterior, and a urban landscape design proposal.

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.