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    Week 8, Patsy Terry

    By pterry3
    Aug 6, '16 4:37 PM EST

    1. Week's summary of activities

    This week, I have been spending much of my time working on a Hampton Inn project.  My coworker and I went back and forth deciding on how to implement our use of 3Form in a recent renovation for this hotel.  Our team wanted to keep the installation cost effective, while still maintaining a professional design that would meet the client’s expectations.  The 3Form product we envisioned for the space would serve for multiple purposes, such as: the use of a spatial divider, a privacy barrier, and really, a standalone piece of art.  While this idea deemed attractive at first, we remained cautious of the cost and time it would take to complete.  We developed four different elevations to discuss our options, and then determined the most cost-effective solution for the product. After contacting the 3Form representatives and comparing the costs of each elevation, we came up with the most favorable scenario to show to the client.  While our investment in this particular design idea was thorough and well-established, the reality of presenting it to the clients infers that it may still be declined in the end.  This is the most difficult part of the process for me.

    2. Week's focus

    One of the major presentation techniques the firm utilizes is with presentation boards.  Usually, the firm will pre-order three different material samples to present in a meeting with the client and propose concepts with such.  Though this is an effective technique for the purposes of the work presented by our firm, we are looking to expand our presentation in more diverse avenues.  Recently, since I have become a member of the firm, we started using computer-aided design (rendering programs such as Rhinoceros) to convey our concept and proposal.  My boss was very impressed with the results we received from the program, and hopes to make it a regular part of our design deliverables to clients.



     
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      1. Week's summary of activities

      This week, I have been spending much of my time working on a Hampton Inn project.  My coworker and I went back and forth deciding on how to implement our use of 3Form in a recent renovation for this hotel.  Our team wanted to keep the installation cost effective, while still maintaining a professional design that would meet the client’s expectations.  The 3Form product we envisioned for the space would serve for multiple purposes, such as: the use of a spatial divider, a privacy barrier, and really, a standalone piece of art.  While this idea deemed attractive at first, we remained cautious of the cost and time it would take to complete.  We developed four different elevations to discuss our options, and then determined the most cost-effective solution for the product. After contacting the 3Form representatives and comparing the costs of each elevation, we came up with the most favorable scenario to show to the client.  While our investment in this particular design idea was thorough and well-established, the reality of presenting it to the clients infers that it may still be declined in the end.  This is the most difficult part of the process for me.

      2. Week's focus

      One of the major presentation techniques the firm utilizes is with presentation boards.  Usually, the firm will pre-order three different material samples to present in a meeting with the client and propose concepts with such.  Though this is an effective technique for the purposes of the work presented by our firm, we are looking to expand our presentation in more diverse avenues.  Recently, since I have become a member of the firm, we started using computer-aided design (rendering programs such as Rhinoceros) to convey our concept and proposal.  My boss was very impressed with the results we received from the program, and hopes to make it a regular part of our design deliverables to clients.

      Aug 24, 16 7:58 am

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