When I took the drafting class it was the first semester it had ever been offered in CAD or computer automated design. We had those computers with Windows 3.1 and 3.5" floppy disks that we would save our work to.
I worked hard on crafting a resume and then my mom drove me to the offices of the two firms. I nervously walked in, unannounced, and asked to meet the owners. Suprisingly, in both cases I was granted an audience, and in both cases I was offered a position for summer employment.
For me, it started with my mom. Really you could say it started with a car. Any car. I was 15 years old, and I wanted to be sure I had a car to drive when I turned 16.
PLACE Designers worked to design a Best Western uniquely suited to its location in the contemporary and sustainable Renewable Resources Business Park.
you probably envision that a designer spends their days creatively visioning the next iconic building or engineering solution
This all adds up to exponential advantages - time savings, better ideas, better design, better overall solutions, lower cost, and, as the video highlights - less conflicts!
Herman has inspired many designers inside our firm and in the industry as well as overseeing countless building projects, including buildings that are well known and well loved.
This community building artfully captures optimal natural light while minimizing solar exposure and reducing energy consumption.
there is pressure to make accurate decisions much quicker. The model that gets built in schematic design produces the construction documents. There is a danger to this, in that decisions made too soon may not be the best, and they may be made by the most junior staff.
This innovative exposed concrete structure is a multi-purpose facility designed to meet the needs of the homeless population.
It is not enough to do a good job, you must also include the client in the process.
Because drainage is already one of the most scrutinized and important aspects of the design review process, and because significant civil engineering efforts are invested in these drainage design solutions, this new standard could be a crisis for projects under design that do not take this into consideration.
A new townhome variation combining the historic character of small town Texas and the "brownstone" residential archetype was created for a mixed-use pedestrian friendly development.