WVU Creative Arts Center:
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture uses 3D printed models as a means of communicating with the clients, consultants and potential donors of a specific project. Used mostly during the early phases of design, 3D printed models are an excellent visual aid for clients to understand the scale and scope of the project. Facile movement of certain model pieces in a project’s site, such as existing and proposed massings, allow for open discussion in design workshops. Directly engaging with the client, especially with schematic models, greatly help in making a project’s design process a success.
Specifically for West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, we were asked to provide five copies of 3D printed models to be used for fundraising. Each copy of the model was to have a 3D printed existing building and 3D printed proposal phases along with a site. These models were meant to be durable and easily stored when clients attend fundraising meetings. Microsol helped greatly by making sure there were no issues with the digital model prior to printing and also providing other resources, such as color tinted models, which were used to distinguish the existing and proposed buildings.