About Me

By Alex Hogrefe
Photo: Oklahoma State University Workshop

About Me

By Alex Hogrefe
Photo: Miami University Workshop

About Me

By Alex Hogrefe
Photo: Tulane University Workshop

About Me

By Alex Hogrefe
Photo: Cal Poly Pomona Workshop

About Me

By Alex Hogrefe
Photo: Kent State CUDC Workshop

I created this website in the summer of 2009 while a student at Miami University of Ohio working towards a Master of Architecture degree. The original intention was to use the website as a means to communicate to my instructors the progress I was making on my thesis work. However, the site quickly turned into a place to upload all of my thoughts, work, and experiments, whether it had to do with thesis or not. While my background has always been architecture, I’m constantly experimenting with all things visual. I still post my photography and drawings as these mediums play a large part in my understanding of proportion, layout, composition, lighting, and many other factors that directly relate to architectural illustrations. At the end of the day though, it all comes back to architecture and architecture illustrations. It’s my biggest creative outlet and what I live to do.

Before college, I lived most of my life in the corn fields of Northwest Ohio in the small town of Deshler(Look it up). After grad school in 2010, my wife and I moved to Boston, MA to work as an architect. I spent 4 years in the field before deciding to focus on architecture visualization full time in 2014.

I am now part of a new architecture visualization studio called Design Distillin Boston, MA. I am partnering with Andrew Hartness to create a studio that generates unique and compelling illustrationsn for architects around the world.

 

If you like what you see, consider following my Facebook page or Twitter feed to keep up with my latest work.

Design Distill

Architecture Visualization Studio

Design Distill synthesizes three distinct disciplines: architecture, urban design and visualization. We are transdisciplinarians, building on diverse experience acquired in multiple fields. Because we understand the aesthetics of narrative and materiality, we can imagine better building visualization; because we know why our architectural environments provide uplifting experiences, we more freely create inspiring urban scapes … a virtuous circle of design.

If you would like to work with us , visit our studio website.

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Help Support

I run this site in my free time, which typically consists of many long weekends. I do this for the love of the art. However, running a site like this brings with it many costs. If you would like to help support this site and keep the new content coming, consider purchasing one of my portfolios or artwork. This gives you a chance to get a physical copy of my work, but also allows me to make a small profit on each one sold.
To order a portfolio or poster, visit my STORE