The Barr House Rendering

The Barr House Rendering

The objective was, natural materials in a woodsy environment. The Barr residence rendering is for a local architect, who has a client who couldn’t visualize the selected colors and materials for their dream house. I feel their fear and this is exactly why I got into the business of architectural renderings.

Thanks to the following sites, I was able to obtain high-resolution texture that I color matched in Photoshop.

Both sites have free accounts, however, I am a monthly subscriber to both, which gets me higher resolution textures.

Earlier in my career I spent a lot of time perusing the internet for free textures and 3D models. Not until I starting work professionally and my workload was heavy did I realize that my time is of value and better spent other places, so I started purchasing the best money can buy and I subscribed to the best site available. This, is one of the steps I take to make my work better than most; high quality assets.


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Snow Scene Rendering

Snow Scene Rendering

I have done 100’s of Summer renderings, a few Fall Renderings, but this my first Winter renderings. I have always wanted to do a winter rendering, however, I have never had a client request one, until now. The majority of the Winter scenes you see out there are personal projects and like Cobblers kids have the worst shoes, I don’t have time for personal projects, so my Winter scene need had to wait until it was a commissioned project.

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Fairmount House Rendering

Fairmount House Rendering

The Fairmount house rendering was a fun project. I like the design, so it was a pleasure to work on. Often, I am asked to illustrate a structure that I am just not into, so it helps when I can get excited about the project and I look forward to the outcome, just as much as the owner.

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Sky Ranch Renderings

Sky Ranch Renderings

I shared the Sky Ranch architectural renderings awhile back, however, they have went through some changes. The project had a slow start and bounced around people awhile. Originally the developer hired a marketing person, who left mid-way through the project, so I started working with someone internally. After a few revisions the project was handed over to another marketing company, so things changed again. Anyway, here are the finals. I do love the architecture of these.

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Upstate New York Mansion Rendering

Upstate New York Mansion Rendering

This is, I believe, the 5th house I illustrated for this upstate New York developer. I have a few evening shots to do, which will happen after these are approved. I’ll post those when I am done, so please bookmark me so you can check back next week.


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Millennium Center Rendering

Millennium Center Rendering

Often I am asked to build existing buildings that surround a proposed structure. However, this is the first project that is an existing building. Unfortunately, I didn’t have drawing files, or anything other site photos and Google Maps, for that matter.

This architectural rendering started like most, which is modeling the mass and sending for client comments. My client and I worked back and forth until the building looked correct. Once I got the gray-scale mass model approved then came adding color, materials, and the environment.

From no construction drawings, or any drawings of any kind, to these images in several weeks was weeks of long days, and nights, but it got done on time and for budget; everyone was pleased!


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Latham House Rendering

Latham House Rendering

Often, I get emails, calls, or web chats about my pricing. The question usually looks like this, "what do you charge for an exterior rendering?" or "what do you charge for a kitchen rendering?" My reply is always the same, which is, "Each project is unique and I quote based on the size and complexity of your project, so I do not give generic pricing". A lot of the time I don't get a reply and sometimes people get a little hostile. Since the internet makes the world small, I believe many of these inquiries are from people wanting to break into the industry and they want to know what I charge.  If you see the standard pricing menu I would stop and think, will I get what I pay for and the answer will be, yes!

The Latham House rendering is a manufactured home with less than a 1000 sq floor plan. The house sits between a garage and a shed. I am sharing this because, there is no average project. From 1000 SF houses to 40,0000 SF houses, I do them all. Also, some of my smaller houses have more detail than some of my larger houses, so size isn't necessarily an indicator of cost. 


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63 Ponds Architectural Renderings

63 Ponds Architectural Renderings

Here is a beautiful home in upper state New York. It is always a pleasure to work with this client, although sometime interesting. I usually get a vague text, the architect steps in and out of the process, and the owner usually calls in a panic, needing something within an hour when I haven't heard from him in weeks. Hey, it keeps me on my toes.

Follow Up:

No joke, this project has been closed for about a month, archived and off my desk. I sent the client a link to the deliverable and left the files in the cloud until yesterday. After I wrote the original post, which was yesterday, I got a panic email from my client saying that he needs the images, he is in a meeting, and the link I sent doesn't work (he never accessed his files a month ago when I sent the link).

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Modern Masterpiece Renderings

Modern Masterpiece Renderings

Sometimes I drool over the European modern house renderings I see on sites like www.behance.net. Well, I got my chance and hopfully I did it justice.


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Main Street Minnesota Rendering

Main Street Minnesota Rendering

Over the past couple of decades, I have created architectural renderings for projects around the globe, on every continent and virtually every US state, however, only a handful for the state I currently reside in. Main Street Minnesota rendering was for a Twin City Minnesota Architect.

Often, I get emails or phone calls about rush projects and usually, I'll pass. There is usually a reason a project is rushed and it is due to poor planning, which usually extends to the architectural rendering. The Main Street Minnesota rendering was a rush project, I asked my pertinent questions, and I chose to take the project. All went well and the project was delivered on time.

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