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How Vividly Realistic Images Build Community Trust in Signature Bridge Design

Jimmy Vincent
Jimmy Vincent

HDR’s latest installation in its Experts Talk series features transportation project designer Jimmy Vincent sharing his unique artistic approach to depict projects as they will truly look and feel once built in their environment.

Community-driven bridge design pays attention to how bridges will complement their environment and how people will think and feel about them. Emotive, realistic visualizations further that approach by vividly demonstrating designs and promoting honesty in decision-making.

“I bear in mind lessons from cinematography — staged reality evokes thoughts and feelings. It compels the viewer to step into the image. The image is meticulously composed as well as true to life, with the effect of transfixing the viewer with the scene being depicted,” Vincent says. “In many ways our images are both a design tool and a deliverable. We use them in ongoing dialogue with designers, owners and communities as we develop the design.”

Jimmy’s project visualizations are scrupulously authentic in their depictions of not only the projects, but also their environment. He pays especially close attention to how users will experience the structures. His renderings help clients, project teams and communities imagine their future and understand how new infrastructure will change the experience for people who interact with it.

Read more in the whole Value of Realistic Signature Bridge Visualization interview.

HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.

About HDR 

For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 10,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future. For more information, please visit www.hdrinc.com