"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood…" Daniel Burnham

Final Project Presentation to the Aurora Public Library Board

Last week I was given the opportunity to spend time presenting my project to the Aurora Public Library Board.  I adjusted a presentation that was used for a presentation at school and felt it was important to show my personal world-view, as well as, the understanding of sustainability and how it relates to classical and traditional architecture and building methods.


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Aurora Presentation PDF


2 responses

  1. Robert Sharp

    A very beautiful and well considered project. The drawings are lovely and your intentions are made very clear. What illustration techniques did you use?

    November 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    • Robert,

      Thank you kindly for your comments, as typical with most projects which a year is spent on they become very close to your heart and often become a full extension of personal theories and beliefs. Now the challenge is to figure out a way to incorporate these values and beliefs in the real world rather than the educational safe-house.

      The illustration for the city maps which show items like density, grain, and civic importance were made from scanning or obtaining Sandborn fire insurance maps and tracing in Photoshop according to the buildings which showed up for the desired periods of time.

      The illustration technique which I used for the final drawings was to draft in autocad (after many iterations drafting by hand) import into Adobe Photoshop for post processing which was adding color, material, shadows, and textures.

      Blessings, If you have anymore questions feel free to ask away and I will answer the best I can.

      November 13, 2012 at 11:19 am

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