Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

Here is the straight ahead “Summertime” view of the Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building project here in Portland. This is the image that made it into USA Today, ABC, NBC, CNN, and hundreds of newspapers & blogs around the world.

The design has since changed somewhat with a significant re-do of the living wall so prominent in this view. The “living” portion will only grow to 50-60 feet above grade with green metal fins above to provide shading.

Here are a few interesting links that have the EGWW renderings:

Good is : http://goo.gl/TZdac

Architectural Record: http://goo.gl/172ZL

NY Times: http://goo.gl/rU7rZ

USA Today: http://goo.gl/4d3l2

DJC Oregon has the original design with the later version side by side: http://goo.gl/GhnzS

Client is SERA Architects of Portland with Jim Cutler of CutlerAnderson Architects collaborating.


Here's a 2-minute sequence of the steps involved in creating this illustration entirely in SketchUp and Photoshop. 

 
This is the “Autumn in Portland” aerial rendering, also created with only SketchUp and Photoshop.

This is the “Autumn in Portland” aerial rendering, also created with only SketchUp and Photoshop.

Here's a step-by-step guide to the making of a "digital watercolor" architectural illustration in Photoshop.