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 …

Ockham’s Laser: The View at 905nm – A Dialog

Paul TiceHistoric Preservation

To My Dearest Collective Human Consciousness, Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. -Aldous Huxley Through our intention to create dialog around the subject of 3D technologies, some interesting feedback has come our way. …

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: 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: Careful with that Axe, Adopter

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

Not all that long ago, I wanted to work in a field that offered excitement. So I joined the Army. Then I wanted a stable life. So I settled into working for the local telephone company in my home state. …

Visualization: Extraction Deux – The Enigma of Geometry

Paul TiceHistoric Preservation

Geometry. Mathematics of shape and size and position. The subject of patterns has captivated me for many years. There is something a little mysterious about this subject. This idea of hidden meaning behind simple lines, colors, and otherwise mundane arrangements …

Digital Legacy – The Future of Our History

Paul TiceHistoric Preservation

Two sites have been documented in Oregon based on Restore Oregon’s “Most Endangered Places” list. The Petersen Rock Gardens… …and now, the Rivoli Theater. Both sites had their technical challenges. Petersen’s was just a very large site; 4 acres of terrestrial …