Step 1: (Above) Revit Model. The building massing and site plan were created in Revit Architecture. The BIM model is a working tool that will constantly change as the design process moves forward. This model formed the foundation in which I was able to test out ideas quickly by sketching over this model by creating separate Revit views.
Step 2: (Above) Charette ideas over Revit Model Views. By formatting the views onto hardcopies, I was then able to explore site programming ideas quickly and reviewing them with the design team.
Step 3: (Above) Overlay. Once a series of conceptual ideas have been vetted with the team, I quickly threw sheets of trace over the redline sketches and applied ink and colored pencil. Trees were simple vertical strokes for urban plaza type trees while natural 45 degree stroke trees conveyed buffer windrows against the existing train/rail corridor to the north of the site.
(Above) Final for Pin Up. After a couple of hours, I was able to throw together a few different concepts for each building massing study. (There were a total of six concept approaches). After the pin up review and minor comments, the final drawings were inserted into InDesign, formatted, and then sent to the Client for final approval.
I hope you found this blog helpful and informational. If you have specific questions about any particular parts of this process, just send me a message.