Dear RFP, I Love You

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial Mapping, Historic Preservation, Multimedia, Rendering, Animation

In the interest of brevity, of which Request for Proposals (RFP’s) most certainly are NOT synonymous, we at ToPa would like to offer a few words on our experience of this necessary evil that, when executed with focus and loving …

Ockham’s Laser: Historical Preservation

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Historic Preservation

Growing up, I was enamored with knights, chivalry, swords and castles. I can’t tell you how many times I watched movies about Merlin or how many hours I’ve logged on books relating to medieval history, dragons, and the like. That …

Designing Contribution: The Next Level

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Multimedia, Rendering, Animation

To My Dearest Collective Human Consciousness, What does it take to move into the abundant mindset? This author has worked in several companies and found that there is a tendency to stay close to what works – and a hesitancy …

Designing Contribution: Reality Capture Marketing with Empathy

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial Mapping, Historic Preservation, Multimedia, Rendering, Animation

To My Dearest Collective Human Consciousness, Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these. ― Gautama …

Designing Contribution: Love Your Organic Designer

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Multimedia, Rendering, Animation

To My Dearest Collective Human Consciousness, Buildings that breathe…living architecture….zero carbon-footprint…. Organic phrases and concepts have been continually becoming more and more creative over the years when talking about green, sustainable buildings. There has been a pretty slick transition from …

Designing Contribution: Modernus – Forming a Generation

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Historic Preservation, Multimedia, Rendering, Animation

To My Dearest Collective Human Consciousness, It often takes a lifetime for the world to notice what was once only visible to a few; the brilliance of a master’s achievements. While Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho passed away, …

Designing Contribution: Froebel’s Gifts

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Historic Preservation

To My Dearest Collective Human Consciousness, Every child brings with him into the world the natural disposition to see correctly what is before him, or, in other words, the truth. If things are shown to him in their connection, his …

Designing Contribution: Visualizing what could BE

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial Mapping, Historic Preservation, Multimedia, Rendering, Animation

There is a saying: You are what you think. What does it take to create something in one’s life that has never been imagined? Drawing from the concept of ‘perceptual blindness’, I recall a story from college about aborigines and …

Visualization: The Beginner’s Spark

Paul TiceArchitecture, Engineering, Construction, Multimedia, Rendering, Animation

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.― Shunryu Suzuki One thing I have learned about blogging; the more experiences and input one receives, the better the writing. Journalism has always been something …