“It all started with my father who’s a developer,” Adam Divino tells AD PRO of his beginnings in Houston. “I grew up around blueprints.” Creative from a young age, Divino has now found a way to marry his familiarity with blueprints and his passion for his own design. By day, he runs L.A.-based Z-Rendering, an architectural rendering firm that creates visuals for the likes of Marmol Radziner, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and David Kleinberg (to name a few). On the side, he designs clothing with patterns inspired by the neoclassical architecture of Pompeii under the label House of Divino. “I look at fashion patterns as blueprints for clothing,” Divino explains. It’s an apt exercise for Divino. In turn, the imaginative creativity and deftness with pattern exhibited in his clothing line make Divino especially suited to working with fellow creatives at his rendering business. AD PRO caught up with the multi-hyphenate to learn more about how architects and designers can make the most of their renderings.
AD PRO: What do you wish more of your architect and designer clients knew about the rendering process?
Adam Divino: We build everything from scratch in a CG space. That being said, it helps us to have all pertinent design information at the time of starting a render. If we have all the architect/designers project files (this includes CAD plans, furniture / design information, measurements, etc.), we can easily complete 95% of the job with room for final touches and revisions.
AD PRO: What is a normal timeline for you?
__AD:__If we have all the information at the beginning, we typically take 48-72 hours for a first draft, and update with revisions every 48 hours until the job is brought to completion.
A shirt from House of Divino.