“This innovative technology has been used in the gaming industry for years, but is brand-new to the world of architecture,” said National Design Director Mark Ash. “Today, we are integrating it as a valid replacement for the old pen and paper method we had been accustomed to, and our team is at the forefront of early adopters in the industry.”
Our architects are leveraging the Wacom Cintiq to draw, edit and create home designs. Operating as a tablet-screen hybrid, the device allows users to draw directly on the display surface with true-to-life colors on a high-resolution display that showcases the finest of details. This technology gives the team the ability to utilize its speed, power and versatile functionality in their designs, while maintaining the quality and character of hand drawing, so the artistry remains.
“Previously, we were still using rudimentary techniques to draw all of our designs by hand, rendering them with colored pencils or markers and using white-out to edit,” said Ash. “The Wacom Cintiq tablets have been tremendous in advancing our team’s capabilities and process to produce higher quality floor plans, elevations, full-colored renderings and streetscapes.”
National Senior Design Associate Dan Napier was the first designer to use the Wacom Cintiq and has been instrumental in onboarding it for the entire department.
“The ability to draw, organize and communicate seamlessly on one device is monumental, and we can produce designs at a much faster pace, without sacrificing quality,” said Napier. “While my skillset as a designer is rooted in the art of hand drawing, I could never create the diverse number and level of high-quality designs we are producing now without this technology. Best of all, I have a blast while using it.”
Congratulations to our North Florida division for taking home several 2020 LAUREL Awards! These awards honor high achievements in the homebuilding industry, and recognize those who excel in sales, merchandising and marketing in the Northeast Florida building and real estate community. PulteGroup’s 2020 LAUREL Awards include: Best Single-Family Home Under 2,000 sq ft: Del Webb
USMC Sergeant Patrick Murray and his family got the first glimpse of their new mortgage-free, Built to Honor home. Our Dallas division left notes of love and encouragement in the walls of this deserving veteran’s future home. Watch the video below to see some of the heartfelt notes they shared.
On a cold winter day, our NSS team came together to share warmth and compassion with those in need. The team collected 100+ blankets, blessing bags, and winter boots to donate in metro Atlanta. Watch below to see the highlights of this special event.