“Further”Pergola Study, a Color Rendering

posted; 06/21/06
Rendering above was done with Paint.NET which I spoke about on the 19th. It was done in this style so I could e-mail a color conceptual to the contractor enabling them to easily identify the different areas in the landscape. This rendering was/is never meant to be used as a tool in the face-to-face dialogue between myself and the final client.

The large hand-drawn (17×24)above is meant to be used as a tool to open dialogue between the client, and contractor. (I also posted on this same area on the 15th and 16th of this month.) My job will be to listen and observe. Find a way to hear what the client really wants.

They had asked to turn this parking area (right now this is all asphalt), into a place to gather before and after events, and to be used during the school week for everyday functions as part of the Campus Center.

The large columns mimic columns on the front of the building, the smaller background columns play off a gathering space on the other side of building. The pergola covers about 30% of the area with tables/chairs/planters etc. This area will have a paver floor throughout.

The area showing shrubs, lawn, and trees is also asphalt. It will also allow for gathering, create some nice green space and the trees will act as a separator between drive and pavilion. The canopy will also provide screening for the large amount of HVAC on the roof of the building.

The area to the left will also be re-landscaped to hide the service area and dumpsters.
All in all, quite a challenge. I’m sure there will be changes to the above ‘Landscape Concept’, hopefully it is a good jumping off point.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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