View Full Version : Garland ISD Events Center
2003-08-19, 02:18 PM
Finally, approval from the owner to release images.
Schematic Design presentation......
2003-08-19, 02:20 PM
here are some more
2003-08-19, 02:22 PM
Thanks to my team for producing such great work in a short time, despite all of the crashes, late nights and headaches.......
2003-08-19, 02:24 PM
FYI - A team of only 2 people with a little help from me, produced this in about 6 weeks, as they were learning the program.......
2003-08-19, 03:24 PM
What stage have you reached in terms of workflow?
2003-08-19, 04:01 PM
We are entering Design Development. The project is Fast Track, so we have foundations going out in November, Steel in mid-December, and Final Construction Documents going out at the end of January.
We will definately be pushing the limitations of software (and sanity). We have a great team with a good IT administrator.
2003-08-20, 07:48 AM
How long did these rebders each take - not the modelling - its a large field of view but seems in most of them strangely devoid of detail. Also your people in the concourse are floating - that'll be one of those mag-lev floors the client ordered - the cars do the same thing and could do with being better models (which can be found - try accustudio or search my posts here).
Still, these are minor criticisms.
2003-08-20, 01:45 PM
Keep in mind that we started with the program from scratch just under 8 weeks ago! No one has had any rendering experience at all, other than my work supervising jobs with our Visualization group in house (3DMax).
Renderings took overnight for each one (estimating about 6-9 hours each). Detail was not available at this early in the design. Again, keep in mind that these are typically renderings of very large spaces, not lobbies, or dining rooms.
We had some trouble with the RPC people, even though they were "attached" to the floors. Some of were so happy to be in the rendering, they jumped up in the air for joy and got caught on film.
Cars are pretty icky, yes. That is all we had from the free libraries available.
2003-08-20, 02:01 PM
Very nice renderings! I like to see these kind of projects, because they are more along the lines of the kind of work we do. I cant believe that a school district has that kind of $$$$ for a large events center! Our firm designs schools in California, and all public schools are State funded. We never have enough money! (I'm sure you all have heard about the State budget problems here....) But Texas is a different story I guess....I grew up there in Plano, just around the corner from Garland.
To build this model in 8 weeks while training others was quite the feat! I'm impressed! What do the others in your office that are newbies think of Revit? It will be interesting to see more renderings as the design progresses and detail gets added. Keep it up!
2003-08-20, 02:24 PM
This is a schools project? Wow. I used to do a lot of schools work, never came across a project like this.
Maybe I just have to fall back on the age old belief that things are simply bigger in Texas.
I have to say where I am particularly impressed is with the structural steelwork. You have modelled a level of detail that I would still fight shy of after two years or more with Revit.
As for the people jumping for joy. They need to be more carefully drilled.
Try the attached cars. You may need to visit www.accustudio.com and download their materials library for the best renderings of these
2003-08-20, 02:33 PM
Was I correct in assuming the GISD is Garland Independent School District? The only reason I knew this was that in Plano, Texas, it was Plano Independent School District, or PISD.....yes, this was the butt of many "******" jokes!
2003-08-20, 02:58 PM
You are correct sir! (with my best Ed MacMahon impression). Garland Independent School District is funding this with a bond election.
As for things being bigger in Texas, the irony is that the PA/PM sitting across from me is doing a fieldhouse/arena AND a football stadium for Dallas Independent School District for the same budget. He is constantly ribbing me about this.
We are trying to make the structure one of the highlights of the building without blowing the budget, so we will have to see where we are by the end of Design Development.
2003-08-21, 08:53 AM
As for things being bigger in Texas, the irony is that the PA/PM sitting across from me is doing a fieldhouse/arena AND a football stadium for Dallas Independent School District for the same budget.
Is that good or bad? It doesn't translate well into my form of English.
2003-08-21, 02:58 PM
It doesn't translate well into my form of English.
You guys speak English??? :wink:
2003-08-21, 03:16 PM
ooh now you're going after Peter?....Daaaad!!... :twisted:
In recent Reader's Digest: "Sign in Scotland read, "English spoken here, American understood".
2003-08-21, 07:54 PM
Damn, that is one tight project man...
oOo Yah, who needs Revit? oOo
I'm glad I use it. :lol:
Finger, I give you a big Thumb up. Let's put to rest Revit can handle larger projects.
I love the sectional perspective view :) Love the roof profile too. Was is difficult to model the ribbed roof structure?
Good stuffs..keep it up.
2003-08-22, 01:49 PM
Love the roof profile too. Was is difficult to model the ribbed roof structure?
I am one of the team members that worked on this project. The ribbed roof was quite easy. It's just an in-place roof family made from a sweep and some voids. It took about an hour to build, and about another 2-3 hours to build the structural steel underneath.
Thanks for your comments!
2003-08-22, 02:38 PM
You guys speak English??? :wink:
Well, an approximation of it...........
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