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David McKee Architects – Award Winning Design with ARCHICAD
January 21st, 2016 by Mary Moscarello
Fayetteville, AR based firm, David McKee Architects has a long and unique history using ARCHICAD to design high-end custom residential homes. In addition to those types of projects, David and his team recently completed a preliminary design for a project at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in the Fay Jones architectural style.
Though only recently upgrading the ARCHICAD 19, the firm has been producing outstanding work, winning an AIA award for design in an earlier version of ARCHICAD. Since upgrading, the team has noticed an improvement in visualization and detailing in the model.
Now that they are modeling the houses completely in ARCHICAD, David McKee Architects enhance their visualization process with BIMx for presentations.
Designed in the previous version of ARCHICAD, the award-winning project (Arkansas award for design) involved repurposing a mid-1950s building. The so-called 315 building had been a tire store, a restaurant and is now an office building with a residential component. McKee and his team completely gutted the building, designing custom stairways and relied heavily on ARCHICAD to preview the plan with the contractor.
“One of the biggest challenges with the 315 building was keeping the footprint of the building. We had to remove the roof to gain additional headroom for the residential component.”