Finished Another SketchUp Model

I finished another house model in SketchUp. This one I designed to be either a small house or a large cabin, and I gave it wood tones for the textures. I originally envisioned it as a sort of lake house, floating on the edge of a lake somewhere, but as I was designing it, it became more cabin-like. Of course it needs a fireplace to be a proper cabin, but I could easily add one. I suppose with a different color scheme it could still be a lake house. Here are the pictures of the finished model:



House Model Almost Finished

I’ve almost finished my SketchUp model of my house design. I still need to add some interior doors in the upstairs rooms and add a few more of the windows. I also need to make all the interior walls and the exterior trim the right colors, and add the posts for the porch roof. Here are some images of the model at it’s current stage of construction:


Master of Architecture

I met with a counselor at the University of Utah yesterday to discuss entering the Master of Architecture program offered there. I’ve been thinking about pursuing my Master degree for a little while, but it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I decided to look into an architectural program. Since I already have a Bachelor degree in something other than architecture, I would be required to enter the 3+ years graduate program instead of the 2-year program.

Since the application deadline was in January, I can’t enter the program until Summer 2011, which actually works out great because I have to take a semester of Calculus and two semesters of Physics before I can enter the program. I wasn’t required to take them for my Bachelor degree. I am also planning to take a course in drawing, and maybe a few others that will help me in this degree. I have never taken a course in drawing since I mostly do my artistic work on the computer, but the counselor said that hand drawings are weighed more heavily than digital art during the acceptance process.

I’ve also been researching other universities which offer this degree and some of them require me to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), so I guess I will be taking that sometime in the next year also.

Now I just need to figure out how to pay for all this…


Web Sites and 3d Models

A couple more sites are online which I helped create. I can’t take credit for any of the designs on either of these sites, but I did some of the back-end coding for them. I wrote the HTML and CSS for www.sinceritybathandbody.com, and I created the Flash menu for www.loopdeloop.net.

The last couple of weeks, I have been neglectful of my posts. I have been doing a lot of thinking and come up with a few ideas. I have also been working on a new set of house plans in Microsoft Visio which I have been turning into a 3d model using Google SketchUp. Here is a screenshot of the in-progress model:

3d house model