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Summertime

Between the vacations the past couple months with my wife and kids, I still had plenty to work on over the summer. Here is an assortment of work I’ve completed recently, in a wide range of scales and styles.

Marketing renderings for an apartment building with a complex stepped series of roof terraces. I’ll probably work some more on these to show the terrace spaces with occupants, and maybe add some more variety to the green roofs. Often I’ll go through numerous iterations of my renders as I add in enough detail to satisfy the client.

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Massing study for a new custom residence. These study models are very helpful to the architect and the client so the can quickly see if the schematic plans and elevations are heading in the right direction. There is an review board for this development and this is very helpful to use in presenting the schematic drawings.

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Custom display cases: I generate these renderings to show how the displays will look to get approval for building them.

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A watercolor style marketing image for a proposed dining room interior.

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Interior rendering of a small library renovation that will become a kids learning laboratory space.

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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.

These Places to live are at the opposite ends of the spectrum

It was fun to have both of these projects in process during this month. These two projects couldn’t be much more different. The first project is a single family residential that is on a heavily wooded lot. It’s a traditionally styled house with wood and stucco. The rendering is in a watercolor illustration style and was prepared for presentation to an architectural review board.

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The second project is a contemporary/ modern styled 6 story mixed-use apartment building on the H street corridor in Washington, DC. This rendering was completed for their marketing website and the idea was to do a photo realistic render to give it a sense of liveliness and urban context.

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