Architectural rendering, or sometimes called architectural delineation, has been a big part of who White Design is since Peter discovered he had a knack for it back at Miami University’s Architecture School. Recently, we have been developing a couple of different styles for developers. SketchUp is the latest software workhorse around our studio. And now with its ability to link with GoogleEarth, site plans will never be the same. We can now build 3D architectural models and place them in context in Google Earth—Amazing! We can then take an infinite number of views from any perspective and adjust the rendering style from sketchy to photo-realistic. Animations, fly-overs, and tours are fast and easy to create. Couple this with our more tried and true Adobe tools (Illustrator and Photoshop) and we are now creating renderings and other visualization graphics that are easier to understand and deliver just the right amount of information to their specific audience. Here are a few sample styles that we’ve been experimenting with for some current projects.
The Motorist Insurance Group prides itself on fostering a culture and way of thinking that breeds innovation and promotes empowerment, collaboration, and fresh ideas. As such, it was necessary for their new identity and environmental graphics to reflect and fully embody this mentality.
We partnered with WSA to bring Motorist Insurance Group’s new identity to life in environmental graphics. As part of the exercise, we also created a name and identity for the new Innovation Center. The Intersection is the name given to the space with people + environment + technology = innovation as its tagline.
The multi-dimensional logo brings the name to life and can be seen throughout the space. Public corridors show off the Motorists’ new logo and environmental graphics treatment. Designs on the glass cast shadows on the newly refreshed interiors, and the new Motorists logo mark accents each window niche. The centerpiece, located in the break room, features a four-sided rendition of the new mark located around a column.
One of the best parts of our job is learning our client’s story – and helping them tell it to different audiences. The Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis has an interesting story. In the early 1970’s, Sam Regenstrief’s D&M Corporation was responsible for 40% of the world’s dishwashers. Sam cared deeply about his workers and their families in his hometown of Connersville, Indiana. He was frustrated that local medical care wasn’t delivered with the same efficiency as his manufacturing plants, so he founded The Regenstrief Foundation to explore a variety of ways to increase and optimize the delivery of medical care.
These are just some of the dishwasher brands that Sam manufactured product for from the 1950s-1980s. How many do you remember?
Our projects often span architecture, interiors, interactive and graphic design. Extending corporate identities to interior finishes is something that sets us apart from almost any other design firm. We know our materials, and our wide variety of experience in fabrication allows us to balance budget, aesthetics and maintenance in a way that doesn’t sacrifice one at the expense of another. Another White Design Studio strength.
Like many of our projects, it is the small details that make a big difference in the new Apex Customer Experience. Installing LED lighting systems throughout the space allow us to change the look and feel of both the theater and innovation center with the touch of an iPhone. The colorization in the Theater coordinates with the audio-visual presentation – it extends the screen area and can be changed to reflect market segment color coding used in printed pieces and the website. The Innovation Center product background can also be changed using a perimeter LED wall wash. The white scrim back wall in the innovation center allows technicians behind the screen to witness customer product demos.