LEADING CHANGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA: “Rainwater design FIRST ….then roads and buildings,” states Professor Daniel Roehr, head of the Greenskins Lab

Note to Reader:

Daniel Roehr teaches studio, site engineering, advanced representation, living roof seminars, and studies abroad in the landscape architecture, urban design, architecture and environmental design programs. He is a licensed landscape architect in British Columbia and Berlin. Since 2007, he has run the research group greenskins lab at the University of British Columbia.

Below is the first sample of the lab’s ongoing LID Communication Research Strategies.

Consider Site Context in Relation to Site Drainage

“We are now in the past-orthographic phase. Modelling tools such as Rhino, combined with Grasshopper, create instant adjustable digital 3D models of the environment for architecture, landscape architecture and urban design,” reports Daniel Roehr, Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program, School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

“Digital drawing provides the opportunity to create what we call ‘digital 3D animated sketch imagery’ not hand drawings defined in the classical sense on paper. It combines the act of physical drawing movement, ‘the animation’ being transferred with the stylus pen signalling electrical images onto the screen. This method personalizes the images and reintroduces a recognizable individual style, like handwriting. The animated 3D imagery allows digital voice over and music.”

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