Every space is different. Every structure has its unique reason for existing.
It might take a thousand ideas before arriving at the perfect one for a project and client. It's a necessary part of the creative architectural process. Often the client sees only two or three sketches for a particular question. Thinking of the many possibilities and presenting the few that could best suit the Owner is the most serious part of this work that is often invisible.
Here's how it's done.
The 73 unit Legacy of St Anthony Assisted Living Building is nearing completion in the Village of Saint Anthony. Owned by LangNelson this building will feature a two story entry foyer, a complete dining facility with a commercial kitchen, heated underground parking, chapel, library, beauty parlor, exercise room and in home care services. It is located close to neighborhood shopping
What is a point cloud? This ghostly image is of a 3 dimensional model of an existing building- or part of a building. It is secured by use of a very expensive scanning device or by the use of photographs. A number of photographs taken of an object can now be sent to the Autodesk Cloud computer which will generate a point cloud accurately reflecting the existing conditions. This can then be placed into the BIM REVIT model and used to layout changes in existing spaces.
Jay P. Nelson, Architect
AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, CID