A photo of the Vaux building

Make your case with legal clarity

When water valves failed in several NEW construction Portland condominium buildings, we helped the tenants’ legal team prepare. We worked with the esteemed firm of Dunn Carney to clearly depict the differences in plumbing between the properties. The only similarities in the failed water systems were faulty valves that degraded too quickly.

While the construction documents had too much internal detail, the architecture renderings only showed surface detail. To focus jurors attention, simple transparent buildings showing only the salient plumbing system were created. Knowing what to remove is as important as knowing what to leave when focusing audience attention.

Case won, case closed.

architecture drawing of The Vaux building

The original architecture drawings did not show the internal plumbing stacks.

Illustration of the Vaux building

We made all the structures transparent and shown at the same angle to keep the focus on the plumbing

illustration of 12 West building in Portland

Also known as the Indigo building, the tenants suffered from immediate plumbing hardships.

Poster of 12 West plumbing repairs

We had previously provided communications on plumbing repairs and we were invited to help win their legal case.