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 …

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 …

Digital Legacy – Analytics II: The Legacy Factor

Paul TiceHistoric Preservation

The question has arisen with historical preservationists on whether anything I provide – video, laser scans, or other such data that I believe will be built to last – will have longevity. Will it, they may ask, be outdated within the …