Concept sketch and renderings for Ke Kinlani (big house), a spiritual space in my Navajo Nation project.


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work by thomas grant macdonald, 2015, all rights reserved


Sketches from Scandinavia

I produced these sketches while on a recent summer study-abroad course in Scandinavia. It’s interesting how much your spatial awareness can be improved through this type of sketching – I now often find myself considering how the perspective of a place changes as I move through it, and am more aware of scale. Aside from fostering a better reading of existing spaces, this type of sketching improves a designer’s ability to envision and represent spaces when approaching new projects.  What a difference this type of perspective-driven, experiential conceptualization is from working in Rhino or AutoCAD!




Work by Thomas Grant MacDonald | 2013 | All rights reserved