The following is an illustration of a design that evolved from a site development. This project involved many phases including: building placement, preliminary site grading and interdisciplinary cooperation. As a result, the large scale and complicated scope of this project required us to utilize a computer-aided process. Rocco Fiore & Sons has the ability to work proficiently with architects and engineers in this fashion. We also have the ability to develop 3D computer models in order to help convey our design intent.
- The initial architecture and site grading was studied for appropriate building placement. The ability to use the digital files from architects and engineers allowed us to overlay these independent drawings in order to save time.
- Many small studies were undertaken as we developed the initial concept. This particular case warranted 3D models to study the three primary areas of interest. The level of detail that the model contained reflected our current stage of design...initial concepts were portrayed in a loose, sketch-like manner while final concepts were sharp and detailed.
- Once a concept had been selected, it underwent further refinement where details like “material” and “scale” were resolved. These iterations of design development often required research and more sketches.
- After the design was deemed complete, we finalized all of the construction drawings and documents using AutoCAD.
[The images above are working examples of this process. You will see the progression and examples of all of the concepts that lead to the creation of a detailed scale model of the proposed hardscapes and the major structural planting. This model was critical to clearly preserving the design intent for the client on such a large-scale project.]