This new covered front porch shelters two entry doors of this multi unit apartment near the campus of Montana State University here in Bozeman, Montana.
This covered front porch is both a functional and appealing upgrade to the front of this residence
The original deck was quite small and the overall look from the street was just awkward. The existing roof was low, convoluted, and visually out of balance. The narrow entry stairs were not code compliant.
The new covered front porch is a large inviting outdoor space that is easily available to all the apartment building residents. The wide stairway doubles as a convenient outdoor seating area. The overall look of this covered front porch significantly improves the buildings curb appeal.
3D Modeling as a creative communication tool
As in all my design projects, I use 3D modeling to develop my conceptual ideas. My client lives out of state and the modeling was critical in clearly communicating the design concepts I came up with. My typical MO is to model the overall project, as well as the structural design. I was a remodeling contractor for thirty years and I am well versed on the variations of putting a building project together. The modeling I do is well worth the effort as it clearly illustrates the structural design as defined in my working drawings, as well as effectively transmitting my ideas to the engineer, and ultimately the city building department.
Designer and contractor teamwork
Jason Smith of Ozz Construction is the contractor for this project. Jason and I worked together to ensure that what I designed would come together efficiently as well as fit within our client’s budget. This type of teamwork in the planning and design process is a real benefit to all involved. This covered front porch is a big improvement to the neighborhood and our client is very pleased with our efforts. For more information on my design services and my methods of operation visit my website at peterqbrown.com.