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Porter Sq. At Night

Porter Sq. At Night

Alright, I finally was able to finish up my design of Porter Square Station and therefore create a rendering revealing the new design. I kept the same view angle as the "Under Construction" renderings to finish off the series. This also meant I was able to reuse a lot...

Porter Sq. Under Construction

Porter Sq. Under Construction

I know, it has been a while. However, I have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes and I traveled to Vienna, Austria for the infamous D2 Conference. The Porter Square Project is taking longer than normal to design, partly because the site is so complex, and...

Porter Sq. Station: Existing Conditions

Porter Sq. Station: Existing Conditions

Porter Square Station is a place I pass through nearly every day and is the site I have decided to take on as my next design/illustration project. Since the station is nearby my office, it is how I get to and from my home, and how I get in and out of the city for...

Arch Viz Podcast 2019

Arch Viz Podcast 2019

I am a big fan of podcasts, maybe too much. I listen to them all day everyday while I work. Some of my all time favorites include 99% Invisible, Freakanomics Radio, Revisionist History, The Tim Ferris Show, This American Life, Comedy Bang Bang, Judge John Hodgman,...

Introducing Portfolio Volume 05

Introducing Portfolio Volume 05

After many months, I have finally finished Portfolio Volume 05. I can honestly say that I have put more time into this book than I have on anything else I have ever worked on. So many new illustrations were generated beyond what was shown on this blog and a lot of...

Portfolio Volume 05: Covers

Portfolio Volume 05: Covers

If it seems like I have been posting less and less lately, it is because all of my time has been going into my next portfolio. This book has been in the making for the past 3 years. However, I have taken the last several months to invest all of my free time into...

Choosing a View: Philly Bridge

Choosing a View: Philly Bridge

One of the images not initially generated for the Philly Bridge Project was the south side of the pedestrian bridge. Here, the bridge turns into a park-like setting with lots of trees, vegetation, and a grand stair connecting down to the street level. This was an...

Interiors: Abstract to Real

Interiors: Abstract to Real

If you haven't been to my site in a while, I have been taking the past several months to piece together my new Portfolio Volume 05. As I go from project to project, I look to fill in gaps of missing information in the storytelling of the design. In this case, I had...

Aerial Trees Break Down

Aerial Trees Break Down

One of the new images I generated for my upcoming Portfolio Volume 05 was an aerial view of the Research Lab Project. Because I have many new images to generate in a short amount of time for the portfolio, I have been trying to minimize time spent on each image. In...

Typography Part 2

Typography Part 2

If you read my first post, you understand that Alex and I chose to start his Portfolio design process by selecting fonts. Anytime I begin any kind of design project I always start with type. Others may tell you they start with a grid, color palette, forms, and shapes,...

Winter Special #7

Winter Special #7

For this year's Winter Special illustration, I decided to create a series of images partly because I couldn't decide on one view, but also to experiment with the effects of thick snow at different view angles. I was less interested in the architectural clarity of the...

Typography Part 1

Typography Part 1

For the first time on Visualizing Architecture, I am bringing in a new voice to help discuss some important graphic design related topics for the upcoming design of Portfolio Volume 05. Matt Uminski is a really good friend and encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes...

Mountain Lodge Spreads

Mountain Lodge Spreads

I have begun thinking about some of the spreads for the Mountain Lodge Project and what kind of tone I want to set. The images consists of simple and minimal diagrams paired with heavily textured and vegetated perspectives intentionally creating a contrast between the...

Mountain Lodge Dusk and Night

Mountain Lodge Dusk and Night

It's been way too long since my last post. It has been a busy month traveling and moving Design Distill to a new office. However, I was finally able to find some time this weekend to put together two new images for the Mountain Lodge Project. For these images, all I...

Mountain Lodge Diagrams and Elevations

Mountain Lodge Diagrams and Elevations

I have been working up some drafts for a few diagrams and elevations for the mountain lodge project. I am testing out some graphically minimal styles that contrast the highly textured and atmospheric perspective illustrations seen here and here. I don't normally...