Building Drawings: Commemorating Great Buildings for Customers

Posted on July 08, 2016 by Phillip Thompson | 0 comments

I wanted to share a few examples of building drawings I've done for customers. 

The first example is the Rookery, which I carried out for an architect I met at the Ravenswood art walk. I've posted this elsewhere, but wanted to walk through the panels.

The first is an elevation drawing. This took a while. I started with a tour of the Rookery, which I believe was given by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and I took tons of photos.

Rookery drawing

Drawing of the Rookery interior:

Drawing the Rookery exterior details:

Rookery exterior drawing details

So that's an example of a building drawing that's historic. The Rookery is stunning. It's like Chicago's Taj Mahal, and definitely deserves all the attention. So glad that it was restored to its current glory, I believe in the 80s.

But there's other work that I do, some of which is less prominent on the site. Here's one that I did for developer Evan Oliff, who wanted to show off one of his properties and present an original to his client:

Storefront Rendering in Pen and ink

Yet another building drawing example is something like the one below--made for the Skokie County Club. This is a drawing of the exterior of their building. The final version had the names of all the board members in a coin-like medallion over the building.

Skokie Country Club drawing pen and ink Finally, one other example of the custom building drawing is this one, done for the great restaurant Daniel in New York. They wanted to have a holiday card with their building facade done and thought that it would have more character if done by hand.

Daniel Restaurant drawing

And this is the final version of their card:

Daniel Restaurant holiday card

So that's just a small sample of the building drawings I do. Please get in touch here and let me know what I can do for you.


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