Friday, July 27, 2007

Finally Home

It has been 9 weeks since I first left for Washington. It is amazing what goes wrong and needs fixed in 9 weeks. I have am still attempting to catch up.

My last two plane trips have been bad enough to make a person serious reconsider flying. I hope the airlines are making money, because if they aren't, everyone is losing.

I thought I would attach my last to projects. I haven't had anytime to sit, think and write.

So I present pretty pictures:

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Busy Summer

I have churned out the designs in the last 5 weeks. The previous are not all of my designs. I hope to have some pictures of some of the finished product later. I have about 4 more designs to do before school starts. What a great summer!

Almost all of my designs I have used Photoshop, Sketchup and CAD to make my presentation boards. I have become quite fluent in these programs. I also use Google Earth to orientate my projects and do sun studies. I usually do a base plan with CAD and then import it into Sketchup. It is a simple process to extrude from the base map and put my ideas into 3d. I try to add people and furniture to help me understand the scale and size of my projects. If I have a dining patio, I need to have enough room for a dining table and room for people to get around it comfortably. I also do a lot of measuring while out visiting projects I like. If I like a space, I check dimensions so that I can translate it into my own designs.

I got to visit several parks in Seattle, and I hope to get pictures on when I get a chance. I hope my colleagues are having as great a summer as I am.


Twin Designs

These houses are neighbors. Same houses with very different landscape solutions to meet the need of the client.

Bungalow Landscape

More summer work.

Summer work

A little Italian Villa in Lake Chelan. Just one of the many summer plans I've worked on, presented and sold.