Architecture + Process: sketching

Posted on by Lauren Moss

In the early stages of schematic design, sketching is one of the most critical tools to drive creativity and start the process of exploring the opportunities for a project.

architectural elevation concept sketches / villa park

architectural elevation concept sketches / villa park

This is a look at that early stages for a new MYD project; here, we're looking at the massing, roof slope and potential material options. These sketches led to what became the elevation design below, which will continue to evolve throughout design development.

shaded elevation [cad]

shaded elevation [cad]

As we move forward, we'll ultimately be working on the set of submittal drawings for the building department, which will look a little more like the image below.


The evolution of a sketch.

Some of the greatest buildings began as a sketch. So keep drawing! 

As always, thanks for stopping by... MYD