As a master craftswoman and fine artist, I bring years of experience and finely honed skills to the architectural models I build. Natural materials such as basswood and museum board are utilized to bring an architect’s vision into three dimensional reality. Excellent communication enables me to help you choose the scale, level of detail and materials to fit your budget and purpose.
Specializing in 3-D models that sit on your desk, not your computer screen.
Working on contract for other businesses for over 25 years, I understand their needs for commitment, reliability and quality. I believe good communication is essential in any working relationship. These attributes along with many years of doing meticulous, detailed work are what I bring to any job. My goal is to build the model you want, when you need it for a reasonable price.
Free lance model maker, since 1985
Building architectural models of various materials and levels of detail according to client specifications.
Specializing in wood and paper (mat board) models.
Have worked with numerous firms since starting business.
A partial list of my clients include:
•Jones & Jones Architects, Seattle, WA
•Gelotte Hommas Architecture, Bellevue, WA
•Demetriou Architects, Kirkland, WA
•Lewis Architects, Bellevue, WA
•Myrvang Architects, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
•Schreiber Starling & Lane Architects, Seattle, WA
•A R C Architects, Seattle, WA
Fiber Artist: since 1983
Creating wall pieces and clothing using the techniques of weaving, dyeing, sewing, lace making, and other fiber processes. Work has sold at local craft stores, craft fairs, and on commission.
www.LoisGaylord.etsy.com since 2010
“A Simple Twist of Plait”: since 2003: Twisted and braided necklaces, sold at local shows
“Bobbin Along”: since 1991: Bobbin lace fiber jewelry, sold at local shows
Origami Cloth Boxes, 1989 - 2003
Making folded fabric boxes: selling retail at local craft shows, wholesale locally and nationally
Prior to 1985:
Worked at a model shop in California for two years,
Worked as an in house model maker for an Architectural firm for six months
Held jobs as a seamstress, clerk, craft counselor at a summer camp.
2010 - Certificate in Fiber Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1983 - Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, Textile Design, Cum Laude
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1978 - Associate of Science, Industrial Model building
West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
Contributor to: Jewish Threads: Hands-on Jewish Fabric Crafts
by Diana Drew, Jewish Lights Publishing, forthcoming in 2011
Contributor to: Architectural Model Building: Tools, Techniques, & Materials
by Roark T. Congdon, Fairchild Publishing, 2010