Completed April 2016
LEED Gold certified
Best in the Midwest award
Residential/HospitalityEngineering News Record
Ground floor retail space
Pool and terrace
HGI Hotel Chicago, IL Hospitality Completed July 2015
95,877 GSF 192 Units 26 stories 233’-5” tall
4730 SF lot 50’-0” wide 3” from adjacent
The Emerson Englewood, CO
Multi-family residential Under Construction
OSO - Acoma Denver, CO Multi-family residential Under Construction
Laser scanning is a method of surveying buildings that produces an accurate point cloud, or 3D model, of an environment as it once existed in time, using high grade equipment such as the Leica P40 I’ve operated in the field. With this equipment, I scanned the building shown below, the State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Springfield, IL, while at Bailey Edward in 2019.
Photogrammetry is a method of scanning buildings that produces a less accurate point cloud estimated from a collection of photographs, and less expensive equipment, but is still sufficient for less stringent 3D documentation. These technologies allow for potentially more accurate documentation of existing conditions than field measurements while producing visualization models in one process.
Automation is the use of preprogrammed scripts to perform simple and repeated tasks that would otherwise be done manually. This can be done with Dynamo in Revit, SCR script files with AutoCAD, and BAT processes for Windows tasks. This allows for the efficient completion of tasks such as layer management, sheet setup, backups, and file management. Shown on this page is a dynamo script that traces wall boundaries for an area plan in Revit.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an advanced example of automation, but differs from normal scripting in that AI is programmed to learn and make decisions independent of the original programmers. Though application of this technology is in its infancy, my experience with this includes a simple chat assistant that quizzes and assists with studying the Architectural Registration Exam. Looking to the future, AI can be utilized to interpret drawings, code, and project parameters to efficiently perform tasks and produce higher quality drawings and designs.
Virtual reality is the use of digital visualizations to immerse users into spaces and create the illusion of being physically present within them. This can be used to more accurately preview designs and convey ideas to those outside the design team. More practically for designers, equipment such as 360 carmeras can be used to document existing and finished spaces more thoroughly than standard photography. The 360 photos shown below are ones that I’ve taked at GREC, Bailey Edward, and Studio 804.
Augmented reality, in contrast to virtual reality, is the use of digital visualizations to insert digital objects into the real world. This gives digital objects the illusion of physical presence, rather than the user. This can be used to present digital models that can be interacted with in physical space. Shown to the left is a 3D model of the HGI Hotel that can be moved and manipulated like a physical model.
modeling, or BIM, is software that follows an integrated approach to design to coordinate all facets of the project concurrently with documenting it, rather than as separate tasks. Used effectively, this technology allows designers to “digitally construct” entire building long before ground is ever broken, and allows teams to collaborate with one another across the world in real-time.
Geographic information systems
, or GIS, utilizes data available publicly to visualize and gather information for any given site and building context. This technology, developed over decades, is now widely available and can provide many valuable uses to designers from zoning, utility, and topography information to city models, buildings models, and site photography. Shown below is an easily available model of the downtown Chicago loop and surrounding areas.
ACE Hotel LA
Los Angeles, CA
Completed January 2014
13 stories 183’-3” tall
Design Excellence Award - AIA Chicago
Award of Excellence/Hospitality Award - LA Business Council
Restaurant Design Awards - AIA Los Angeles
Recognition of Excellence - Best Renovated or Restored Project - PCBC
Restoration and Adaptive Reuse Award - Southern California Development Forum
Gold award for Best Hospitality Property - LA Business Journal
Completed April 2019
2020 Design Excellence Awards
Distinguished Building Award
Completed March 2019
CISCO Pride in Construction Awards
2019 Residential Project of the Year
Engineering News-Record Midwest
2020 Award of Merit Residential/Hospitality
AIA Chicago Design Excellence Awards
2020 Distinguished Building Award
4 parking levels underground below public park
Camera: North Beach
One Bennett Park Chicago, IL
Overland Park, KS
JCCC Campus Education
Student lounge and sustainable classrooms
Completed June 2012
LEED Platinum certification
Photovoltaic solar panels
Interior green walls
Overflow rain garden
Reclaimed chalkboard exterior
Frosted glass louvers
Completed August 2017
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graphics and drawings
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