Touchstone Architecture and Consulting, P. A. specializes in the design of signature bridge projects worldwide. The firm has been using form•Z for over 15 years as a daily part of their design practice. Founding partner Bradley Touchstone, AIA says:
”The intuitive nature of the form•Z interface allows us to create designs quickly. Working with solid objects and operations like Booleans is a key to our design creativity. It keeps getting better as the form•Z interface has evolved with additional parametrics and easy to use dynamic controls.
One of the most important benefits of using form•Z is the quality of the 3D model that we create from the beginning. The model that we create for the procurement of a project is the foundation for the final design.
We are able to achieve amazing rendering results through the tight integration between form•Z and Maxwell Render. This interface allows for form•Z models to be easily rendered with Maxwell including accurate photometric IES lighting data.
3D printing of form•Z models is a delight. The form•Z watertight solids print beautifully on our Sratysys Objt printer without special preparation of the model.
form•Z also offers uncommonly good product support. It’s not often in todays cloud driven world that you can talk to a person who offers personalized support.”
Bradley C. Touchstone, AIA, has dedicated his career to the development of signature bridge projects and as such, has expanded the role of architects on these projects both nationally and internationally. Mr. Touchstone works with design teams and community groups to ensure that the bridge design selected fits in harmony with the local culture and environment. In his capacity as Bridge Architect he has developed design guidelines for repair and replacement of bridge projects world-wide. For more on Touchstone Architecture, please visit www.touchstonearchitecture.com.