Meet Joseph Wyman, Sketch to BIM giveaway winner

2013/05/15

Congratulations to Joseph Wyman, AIA, the second winner of a Wacom Intuos5 pen tablet in our Vectorworks: From Sketch to BIM giveaway. As we mentioned in our story on Monday, this project will demonstrate how to transform a hand-drawn sketch into a Building Information Model (BIM). Members of the public can help determine the project’s scope by voting on key details for each phase. Wyman was entered into the drawing by casting his vote in Phase 1 to select a project type.

About the Winner

Joseph Wyman

Wyman is owner of ARQEON architecture in Sydney, Australia. His firm is primarily a residential architecture practice, with a focus on high quality, innovation, and energy efficiency.

“My design philosophy is based on the basic principles of good architectural design taught at my architecture school,” says Wyman. He cited the following five principles in detail:

  1. Good architecture should aim to provide an interesting, varied, and stimulating spatial experience and transitions of mystery and surprise moving through and around the building.
  2. Views should be controlled and designed as part of the spatial experience of moving through the interior and external spaces of the building.
  3. Considerations of aspect and orientation of the building’s siting are paramount to achieve the principles of passive environmental comfort in terms of daylight penetration in winter and shading in summer, maximize heat gain in winter and minimize heat gain in summer and to capture and create views from within the building.
  4. Contextualize the building in terms of the surrounding landscape or urban fabric and, importantly, relate the building and its components to human scale.
  5. Reflect the client’s personality, style, family, or organizational culture and structure and comprehensively achieve the functional, budgetary, and time program set out by the client brief.

An elevation drawing of a recent award-winning beach house project at Whale Beach, New South Wales.

“I begin a design concept by analyzing the orientation, aspect, and levels of the site and considering the basic relationships of the spatial program,” he added. “This can be in the form of very loose sketches on paper, which are then followed up by loose thick colored lines on a sketch layer in Vectorworks software. These sketches are developed in more detail using more precise layers and initial client presentation plans and elevations rendered in Sketch mode to give the impression of being hand drawn and preliminary to generate further discussion in a more relaxed nontechnical mode with the clients.”

A photo of the completed Whale Beach house.

Nemetschek Vectorworks is giving away Wacom Intuos5 pen tablets at each phase of the Vectorworks: From Sketch to BIM project. Visit the site today to vote and enter for your chance to win!

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