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Model Making

How to Visualize the Process of Architectural Design

Effective collaboration is the key to translating a design “problem” or “challenge” into a formalized plan for building or renovating a structure. In order for a project to meet all of its objectives, everyone involved must be able to visualize the design parameters, understand the design task at hand, and compare design solutions in terms…

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Creating a Site Model for a Waterfront Project

Site Model for Copps Island Oysters Aquaculture

We’re currently working on a masterplan for an unusual, yet very interesting, project type— an oyster hatchery. The site is a long, narrow piece of land sloping down from Quinnipiac Avenue to the edge of the Quinnipiac River in Fair Haven. This particular neighborhood of New Haven has been listed with the National Register of Historic…

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Meet “Thing”, our Office’s New Design Tool- a 3D Printer

“Thing, Thing…what is that Thing?”- Dr. Seuss We’d like to introduce one of our latest design tools: Meet “Thing”, a desktop 3D printer from Makerbot, that lets us take our designs from the virtual realm of the computer screen and into the real world. We’ve been using Thing for a few months now. It’s a great tool for…

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