Monthly Archives: July 2015

Le Pont d'Avignon
Posted by on July 30, 2015
Posted in: animation, built projects, inspiration

I just returned from a relaxing vacation in Southern France, near Avignon. You may have heard of this place because of an old bridge which is notable for (1) only spanning half of the river, and (2) being the subject of a children’s song. I had never given much thought to why the bridge only goes halfway across. […]

Construction Phasing

Demolition. Excavation. Shoring. Hoisting. There’s a lot going on at a construction site and careful planning is required to keep a project running on budget and on schedule, without compromising safety. Since 2005, Fat Pencil Studio has helped construction companies analyze options for site logistics and phasing using accurate 3d models. Now, thanks to the folks at […]

Sellwood Bridge
Posted by on July 14, 2015
Posted in: built projects, geomodeling, transportation

For my first assignment as an intern at Fat Pencil Studio I was tasked with building a model of the new Sellwood Bridge, currently sitting about 75% completed. Documentation was limited to one invaluable elevation drawing, a west side interchange diagram, a couple of renderings of the designer’s own model, and a variety of photographs […]

Orange Line
Posted by on July 10, 2015
Posted in: built projects, transportation

After many months of anticipation, I finally had an opportunity to ride a TriMet MAX Train over the new Tilikum Crossing. This special preview ride from downtown Portland to Milwaukie and back was organized by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). Full train service begins on September 12, 2015. I was really looking forward to the view from the […]

Mo Betta Block
Posted by on July 7, 2015
Posted in: creative community, transportation

As people that care a lot about public space and street safety, it’s been exciting to watch Better Block PDX put together major street reconfiguration demo projects in our fair city. We were proud to be a part of the 3rd Ave project last October, and had a chance to volunteer with them during Better […]