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Aric Gitomer Architect LLC
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Gregory Pavell

CAST....Throw away nothing! I know, I know...those flat files get crammed but its amazing how many times you see the 'evolutionary' thought process shaped by the work [thumb-nails], and re-work of sketch ideas.

I love to break down my sequence by going backwards to a vision where the entire site plan is ordered...then render it 'geometrically' as abstract. Then the shapes are morphed into primary colors [watercolors or mixed media ink washes], this gives me a design in stark coloration and one of gray scale. I can cut these and reshape them to a different proportion to the site ignoring any 'set-backs' or other restrictions. It gives the minds' eye a different feel and ideas for canvas-oil-acrylics work etc. Sort of Le Corbusier...well a wanna-be anyway. All this by hand as well as construction documents...I'm 'Old School' as the computer takes all the full out of profession.


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Martin Architect, Inc.

The client wanted to see what the concepts of the project will look like before approving. Sketching was the only way to produce quickly. CAD and Sketch would have taken much longer... I also think the sketches show to a client better than a CAD generated plans.. more organic... I like CAST comments... uses a similar way to generate ideas and effective in making the client feel involved with the process. gpart123.... I agree... dont throw away anything... I always have the sketches scanned and then create a book for the owner... all the conceptual sketches, Hardline Drawings and photos of the site... it is surprising to see the appreciation of the clients reaction when they see the entire project all in one place. It is great to see the work of others and that sketching is still alive and well.

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