Dawson Residence

Corona Del Mar, CA

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Point cloud data inside of upper floor
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House shown in Revit
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Full front
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Exterior BIM slice
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BIM showing topography profile
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BIM showing topography
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Aerial image
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Point cloud of home
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Project Square Footage

~ 7,500 s.f.

Market Sector


Project Type

Single Family

Year Completed


In 2017, the Dawsons were seeking to remodel their family beach house. Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC) was hired to provide a field survey and CAD as-built for the property. ARC’s deliverables were used to help the client get their renovation project approved by showing the impact that the planned renovations would have on their neighbor’s sight lines.

Developing these proposed views was possible since all of the data was three-dimensional. The ARC team was able to position themselves from any vantage point within the scene in order to demonstrate the difference between existing conditions and the proposed design. Eight different viewpoint angles were produced from the point cloud data.


ARC later pulled more data from the initial scans and provided a full 3D model including topography to represent how steep the slope is and how the house fits into the bluff.