Technology has made huge changes to the practice of architecture in the 24 years since I started my journey in architecture. When I first became an apprentice at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in 1991, many of the Taliesin Architects had already made the switch from drafting by hand to using CAD (computer-aided design) to produce 2-dimensional drawings. Since then, tools for "drawing" buildings have become more and more sophisticated, and 3D modeling of design projects is becoming more and more common. I draw all of my projects in a CAD program called Vectorworks, which creates a 3D model of the building. This enables me to give clients a more realistic sense of how the completed home will look and feel, reducing the risk of building without understanding the final product. Clients typically receive a 3D exterior aerial view and 3D interior aerial views of each floor. The model includes furniture, cabinets and some trim but is not complete in every detail. More detailed or extensive modeling, including walk-throughs of the home, is available as an additional service. Here are two videos showing an animated exterior flyaround of a home that I designed, as well as a 360 degree view of the great room.