From Render to Reality

If you're like me and you work remotely, sometimes you can be overlooked when your work is done and the project hits a milestone several months or even years later. It's understandable when there are so many people involved and "moving parts" needing to be managed, especially on larger projects. So when a client thinks to show me progress on their projects in the real world, I genuinely share their enthusiasm. You may have seen my renderings of Portland on the Park in Phoenix, Arizona; now compare the rendering to the construction progress photo (below).

Portland on the Park - April 2015 Rendering

Portland on the Park - May 2016 Photo of Construction Progress

It's a nice comparison. Apparently I need to pay more attention to detail though - my inner circle of family and friends point out how I missed the duck in the pond (wise guys). But seriously, I'm happy to see this progress photo because it extends that feeling of accomplishment from many months ago, and to some degree it validates the story we wanted to convey through the renderings.

If you haven't stopped by my website lately you might have missed these interior renderings from the same project. I'm told the developer has been using the loft rendering to sell units successfully.

Portland on the Park - Loft Interior, Unit "L" Series

Portland on the Park - Main Level Lobby

I enjoy helping designers communicate their design vision through my renderings, but it's even more exciting to see the vision become a reality. I'm looking forward to seeing more progress photos in the future.

Design by: DAVIS /Richard Drinkwater, AIA