Today I had a great future project meeting with my colleague, Noel White of Monolith Models. During our discussion, we took time to review one of his recent projects’ The Hamilton Water Treatment Plant, located in Hamilton, ON. The plant provides clean drinking water to the city and surrounding areas.
Noel’s work is amazing and at Canning Greenworks Studio, we always enjoy working with him. His models are a great way to convey to clients and to the public the design of outdoor spaces, including parks, gardens, landscape on structure, urban agriculture, and public spaces. Specifically, how design solutions can integrate green infrastructure, natural and cultural elements together to create functional and aesthetically pleasing environments.
I often use models in teaching the design process at Queens University to help students understand how effective they are to visualize and communicate design intentions to clients, stakeholders, and builders. Landscape architectural models communicate complex information in a clear and concise way.