Ed. Note: We’ve long been fans of Matthew Nicholls and his incredibly honed SketchUp chops that have been put to use modeling THE ENTIRE CITY OF ANCIENT ROME! Below, Matthew takes you through his modeling processes and talks about an exciting new MOOC he has created and that almost 10,000 people have signed up for so far. This is solid gold, folks.
For nearly 150 years, Virginia Tech has stood as a beacon of innovation within the higher learning community. Nestled in the rolling hills of Blacksburg, Virginia, this institution was built on the idea that collaboration, ingenuity, and invention can improve all of our lives.
Each semester, Professor Joaquin Lorda assigns a supplemental project that asks students to explore classical architectural methodologies, while iterating upon those prolific traditions. Students work in small teams, employing elements from Late Roman, Byzantine, Persian, Gothic, Mexican, Spanish and other time-honored styles, into collaborative architectural models limited only by imagination and processor speeds. We asked Professor Lorda and students Álvaro Martínez Alcalde Tejerina and