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January 27, 2010

”Primitive Hut” by Abbe Laugier.Image source: http://www.usc.edu.

January 26, 2010

I recently tested an innovative presentation tool with some pleasing results. I’ve been on the prowl for something not so “PowerPoint-ish.” Something that provides some flexibility in a presentation’s order and takes a different “twist.”

January 21, 2010

Recently, engineers and scientists faced with challenges are asking themselves the question “how would nature solve this problem?” Doing so has helped some to come up with innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to some of the biggest challenges.

January 14, 2010

(from left to right) Racecar champion Davy Jones, HKS Architect Principal Melanie Cornell and husband, Jamie, and Hunt Construction Company Vice President John McCutchen attended the “Roar Before the 24” on January 9 prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona International Speedway, held in Florida on January 30-31, 2010. On a pro-bono basis, HKS volunteered to design Godstone Ranch Motorsport’s Corvette “heart” red graphics to raise funds for the Texas Heart Institute. The Rolex 24 At Daytona features the top racers in the world of sports car racing in the ultimate test of man (and woman) and machine.

January 13, 2010

1. Copy feed link – http://www.hkstracepaper.com/?feed=rss22. Right click on RSS feeds in your Outlook left sidebar3. Click on “Add a New RSS Feed…”4. Paste the link into the box and click “Add”5. One last pop up, then you’re good!

January 12, 2010

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January 7, 2010

inchCalc+: I got into architecture for the design and fun. Not math. This little app is great for figuring out those pesky fractional inches.

January 5, 2010

I wonder has the computer render become too hard lined where we lose focus on the macro and scrutinize the micro? Are we criticizing too many little details very early on in the design process which can hinder our ability to see the big picture? It is a designprocess and we need to keep an understanding that change happens. Designers that have worked by hand for many years may have a different eye and level of understanding in their sketched white models. As young designers emerge from their training and background, we see the digital sketch in the form of “white model computer renders” accompanying the hand sketch. The rendered model needs to have a translucent energy about it which allows all designers to not take it so literal and understand it is a process sketch which will evolve through iterations.