During my first summer at Piechota Architecture, I was tasked with rendering a street view elevation of a controversial project of the firm's. The house was for a family in Monterey, California, and was to be built in a neighborhood that was reluctant to incorporate contemporary architecture such as what Piechota had proposed. Thus, the purpose of this rendering was not just for the sake of the clients themselves, but for convincing the neighborhood, who had threatened legal action, that the design did, in fact, respond to the area's coastal vernacular. From a basic SketchUp model, a Google Street View photo of the empty plot, and the suggestions of the landscape designer, I produced the following rendering with the hopes of progressing Piechota's design.