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Evolution of the Design Process

November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST


November 17, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST


Presenter or Coach:
Aaron Pravitt, Gina Paietta and Allison Pell - Fergus Garber Young Architects
Event Type:
Fergus Garber Young Project

ALL MEMBERS – Discover how Fergus Garber Young uses ArchiCAD to best represent projects to clients, city planning, and other stakeholders from project inception through post-construction marketing. The firm specializes in thoughtfully planned and crafted private residences and commercial developments.

They will share how the design evolution of a residence and a mixed-use office was depicted via:

  • Shaded elevations
  • Sketch rendered views
  • Schematic massing movies
  • Detailed rendered views
  • Detailed rendered movies

Presenter Details

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Aaron Pravit

Joined FGY after he learned that his wife was going to start her medical residency at Stanford University. They moved here from Chicago where he had been working with VOA + Associates. Aaron received his Undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and Architecture from the University of Colorado and his masters at the Illinois Institute of Technology. While at the IIT he spent time studying in Beijing, China and worked closely with City officials in Chicago to develop new concepts for a future urban living model. This work received three awards including a selection as one of Chicago’s Top 5 architectural students. Aaron looks forward to pursuing his licensure in Architecture and LEED accreditation in the near future. In his free time he also enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling both near and far and spending time with his friends and family.

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Gina Paletta

Gina joined FGY in 2016 after working at custom residential firms in Washington, D.C. and Santa Monica, CA. She graduated with honors from University of Notre Dame where she studied classical and traditional architecture and had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome, travel throughout Italy, and conduct research in Greece. While working on her thesis project for a new archaeological museum complex and town revitalization in Ancient Corinth, Greece, she became especially interested in historical and cultural influences on architectural style and how those are manifested in today’s new buildings. After growing up in Ohio, Gina is always trying to take advantage of the sunny California weather. On weekends you can find her hiking, running, playing tennis, or diving into a good book.

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Allison Pell
She became interested in architecture when she was 10 years old and started drawing floor plans of her “dream house”. Several years later, she went on to study at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree and graduated with honors in 2011. She spent her fourth year of school in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she developed a love for Scandinavian architecture and biking. After graduating, she moved to the Bay Area and spent a year working in the contract furniture industry before happily reuniting with architecture when she accepted a position at FGY in late 2012. When she is not studying for her licensing exams, Allison spends her time swimming, biking, exploring the area with friends, and daydreaming about her future house.

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