Inside the Mind of An Architectural Genius: Lucia Dudorova
The work of architects are essential to the evolution of cities, culture, art, and many things our lives depend on in the fast-paced world of technology and advancement of every kind. It is always intriguing to look into the work of people who make a difference with their vision, and the way they see the world. These two factors can deeply influence their work and the way others perceive them. It is even more exquisite when the person has two dimensions to their work; artistic and practical. It is believed that artists are usually working with their emotions and their reflections of the world and reality. While that is true to an extent, there are many artists who also employ guidelines of engineering and technology for their work, while also having an artistic vision. Lucia Dudorova, an incredible architect is one of those inspiring individuals.
Lucia Dudorova is an architectural drafter currently based in New Jersey. Her work includes an extensive list of projects and positions where she practiced architectural drafting involving technology and softwares that can create her designs and drawings based on the work she is creating, or to fit her client’s visualization for their specific purposes. Her work includes heavy levels of drafting, drawing, and illustration that brings her artistic perspective forward. It also depends on a high, expert level of practicality and meeting the standards of a project, as well as its relation to the project site and all its elements, which Lucia has an excellent skill in her. Lucia’s work includes high level engineering graphics, building systems, and a deep knowledge about landscape systems, as well as machine tool practices, building information modeling, and materials and methods of construction. The accumulation of these practices assists her in presenting world class architectural drafting.
Lucia has a history of working with V. Paulius & Associates by offering her masterful drafting work, and practicing her craft across various levels and methods with the company. V. Paulius & Associates is known to be one of the most prestigious and effectual architectural companies, which hold values and ideals that are close to Lucia’s own goals, which create an excellent work dynamic for her. She demonstrated architectural drafting through computer aided drafting otherwise known as CAD to create drawings. These technology tools and softwares can bring another layer of an artist’s work to the surface by giving them more freedom and granting their time as their artistic skills can be visually paired with their architectural practice.
Lucia finds these tools to be very useful in executing her craft. She found the experience of developing and modeling three-dimensional models for client’s visualization and structural purposes of architectural drafting immensely beneficial to her career as she created designs she was praised for. There are many detailed elements of her work which require an intense level of precision, such as measuring field dimensions in construction site visits. Lucia’s drafting is very practical in that it becomes a part of a site and area of the city, and she presents a draft that is flawless and reliable for other components of the project that are carried by her colleagues working in the engineering field.
Lucia reflected positively on the experience of collaborating with design teams at V. Paulius & Associates on layout options and development of projects from the start of an idea and proposal of a project, until the stage where it has come to fruition. She has found this experience to be very fulfilling as seeing designs and drafts become built and practical a great way for artists to see their work in different dimensions. In fact, one of the main fulfillments of her career is building something with other people who have a hybrid perspective on the world. It is very important for Lucia to successfully combine art and architecture, as she finds it is impossible to create structure without the two bound together. She has proven that she is an expert at such quest, with improving design documentation procedures she has presented at V. Paulius & Associates. There is a level of finding areas that can be enhanced architecturally and practically, and it is multiple times more influential when a person with an artistic point of view like Lucia does so.
Within her work, she has also produced designs that correspond to material quality estimations, as well as reports that directly address the descriptions of a particular project’s construction progress. It is very important for expert architectural drafters and individuals of the field to be in direct contact and collaboration with the teams working on the execution of a draft and/or design. This strengthens their work and vision, clearly impacting their design work. The results are also visible and evident once the project has completed, which will be a very significant moment for the architectural drafters and designers who contributed to the dimensional evidence of a project.
Lucia’s success with V. Paulius & Associates is applaudable and essential to the architectural world. She has also been active in other dimensions of architecture and has worked on notable drawings for several world class companies such as Axionlog Cold Solutions, Steris Isomedix Services, and Harry & David, LLC. Her work with Axionlog Cold Solutions included drawings of office area and warehouse facilities plans. She has an extensive series of plans for the company, consisting of egress plans, toilet plans, office area finishes, and other building perspectives. It is important to note that she also assisted with drawing architectural wood casework, accessible ramp and interior stair details. She was immersed into the experience by being able to inject her artistry into the architecture of such vast site.
At the New Sterilization Facility addition at Steris Isomedix Services, she contributed to many similar drawings for the organization, as well as other details including exterior concrete ramp and stair details, as well as concrete plug rebar details in a three-dimensional model. Her most recent work at Harry & David, LLC gave her the opportunity to work on the overall building floor plan, the dry storage/assembly/loading area plan, and the ground floor life safety plan. Her work includes broad and deep responsibility as these areas are employed and occupied by sensitive materials and individuals who work with machinery. She also drew the mezzanine column grid layout for the Shipping starter Mezzanine and Equipment Platform at Harry & David, LLC.
Lucia continues to practice her craft and explore the interminable levels of architecture in different projects. She pursues a level of practicality mixed with artistry that is both visually pleasing and enjoyable, and comfortably usable.