a good organization and follow best practice. Revit demands that kind of effort early in the design process, but it makes up for it when changes inevitably come. The better organized you are on the frontend, the easier it will be to move, slide, swap, and slice on the fly. As a bonus, this early effort and constant design-in-three-dimensions allows for a very fast and smooth transition to visualization software to either share with clients or co-workers. At Modus, I’ve particularly enjoyed working on projects that are gigantic, complicated, or both. The community of designers that is constantly innovating, overcoming obstacles, and devising shortcuts in Revit is huge. It’s exciting for me to use the most of this tool and teach others what I learn. We used Revit’s visual scripting add-in, Dynamo, to generate hundreds of floating,
wooden, and filleted pentagons that now define a learning and play space in the treetops of Garvan Gardens. We used Revit to help coordinate a spaghetti-wad of HVAC and dust collection ductwork with an existing metal building shell that now houses artists of the University of Arkansas’ new Sculpture Studio. We used Revit to design and draw in real-time with architecture firms across the country for the University of Arkansas’ new Stadium Drive Residence Halls soon to house hundreds of new students.
Revit can be seen throughout EAST classrooms when students have a project that requires architectural designs for landscaping, structural renovations, and other forms of architecture students may need to complete a project! Read about how Jody helped EAST students at Bentonville High School complete their project using Revit on pages 8 and 9.
FALL 2018 | EAST QUARTERLY