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Welcome to my personal website / blog on architecture, design and technology.

See all my latest work and ramblings here, including my blog, portfolio and dissertations available to read online.

About

I am an Project Architectural Assistant from Devon, currently working in Cornwall, with a love for creativity and logic. I have a deep affinity with digital technologies, and I am driven by efficient, eco-friendly design. At Parkes Lees Architects I am helping to bring building information modelling (BIM) to an excellent team and enjoy leading on challenging projects with interesting clients.

I am passionate about emerging technologies, virtual reality in architecture, and coding in design. Anything that enables me as a designer to concentrate less on repetitive tasks and more on the creative development of a design interests me. I really enjoy working with clients, and helping to turn their visions into a reality.

Before Parkes Lees I worked full time at Rogers and Jones Architects in Plymouth whilst also studying and completing my RIBA OBE Part 2 (Dip. Arch) with Oxford Brookes University, through distance learning. I continue to work towards building a strong, practical portfolio at a range of architectural scales.

I am a versatile designer, with self-taught expertise in a large number of software packages and programming languages, rapidly specialising in managed standards and coordinated BIM (specifically BSI PAS:1192 Government-Mandated Level 2 Design Coordination) using Graphisoft ARCHICAD (with past extensive experience with Revit). Other skillsets include:

– Autodesk AutoCAD
– Rhinoceros 3D with extensive Grasshopper (+Galapagos) visual coding experience
– SketchUp conceptual & detailed modelling
– Adobe presentational packages: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

I also have past experience in website design, development and coding — having worked freelance with several small, private clients and companies to set up and maintain websites. I have a good understanding of HTML, CSS, Python, PHP (WordPress), JavaScript and some major frameworks.

Blog

Five Reasons Why I’m Loving Using Blender for my Architectural Visualisations

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been revisiting a piece of software that I had tried out a few years ago, but had gotten frustrated by and eventually put down, due to limitations that the program had at the time and my own time constraints. The piece of software is called Blender, and it’s …

Designing a shipping container house for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt (GISH)

We’ve been moving into our new house! The past two weeks have been physically exhausting, but great fun. We are finally unpacked, and enjoying having a garden for change – just in time to enjoy this wonderful weather in the UK. The building itself is a 1930s council house, and its true what they say; …

Commissions

I am currently available as a 3D artist for freelance work and commissions. I can create photo-realistic, or artistic, stylised renderings for all of your architectural visions, product design, or 3D CGI needs.

A CG rendering of the exterior of a barn/holiday accommodation

In a short period of time I can reproduce 2D drawings in a variety of 3D formats including .3DS, .SKP, .DWG, .STL, .obj and more – for you to keep.

A bespoke Bird of Paradise plant 3D model

Please also see my selection of cad blocks and 3D objects available for purchase on my store. I also have an account CGtrader.com and some high-detail models for sale there.

I am available for bespoke small-scale object commissions too, so if you want a one-off piece of furniture, a custom part, or a plant that you can’t find anywhere online modelled, I can produce it to a specified level of detail, for a great price.

Talk to me today for more information.

A photoshopped / superimposed rendering of a new tower block inserted into a road scene

View My Gallery of Past Visualisation/CGI Work

Contact

If you wish to get in contact with me, please do so via this email form, or feel free to add me on social platforms

Twitter: @jamiemhenders

Email: jamie.m.henderson@gmail.com.