Chad Mellon I photographer
recent commercial work
Chad Mellon has been a professional commercial architectural photographer for the past 9 years, with large scale architecture clients such as Gensler, Perkins Eastman, Marriott, Hilton, Hotel Indigo, Kroger, LRK Architects, Earl Swennson and Partners and many more developers and architecture firms.
FEATURED PROJECTS + SCOPE OF WORK
Anna Shaw Children’s Institute
National Winner of Healthcare Design Magazine’s Showcase Award, published August 2019.
Established to diagnose and treat children on the autism spectrum and with other developmental disorders, the new three-story Anna Shaw Children’s Institute is one of the first facilities of its kind in the nation. The main goal for the “treehouse” themed design is to create a healthcare campus at which children feel comfortable to imagine, explore and interact with nature. This 54,000 s.f. building is oriented at a 75-degree angle to limit sun exposure, the building includes a three-story lobby designed on axis with a 40’ oak tree located at the base of the site. The use of wood, stone materials and key architectural features connect to the natural landscape.
Winner I 2019 Healthcare Design Awards + Healthcare Design Showcase + Magazine Cover Photo
Execute existing shot list created by architecture firm, plus expound on additional angles. Direct all lifestyle setups with actual patients and extra people, and direct action to showcase various specialty use design elements within the space. Gauge optimal timing to achieve all shots at optimal time of day. Capture spaces both empty and activated.
VIDEO I Director of photography for video footage of space to mirror photography assets, including filming a client interview
The Crosstown Concourse is a 14-story, 1.2-million-square-foot project that spans across several acres. The building was erected in 1927 as a Sears, Roebuck & Company distribution center and has been preserved and redeveloped as a vertical urban village.
Transforming a national hub for the distribution of goods into a local nucleus for the cultivation of well-being, Crosstown Concourse features retail stores and restaurants on the first floor; fitness, health, arts, education, and office space on floors two through six, plus 270 apartments occupying floors seven through ten.
Winner I 2019 AIA Institute Honor Award
Winner I Rudy Bruner Award (RBA) for Urban Excellence
Scope of Work
Half day walk through with architect to solidify shot list, preferred angles and featured points of importance. Plan shoot in three phases — large scale interiors (both activated with people and architectural focused), day and dusk exteriors, and a separate lifestyle shoot focused people within the common spaces. Create order of shot list, and review with client in between phases to ensure all assets satisfied the client’s photo needs.
500 West 2nd Street is part of a master‐planned mixed‐use development in the dynamic urban center of Austin, TX where residents, employees, businesses and community interests interact in an active, stimulating, downtown environment. As part of the mixed-use Green Water Development, the 29-story 500 West 2nd Street tower redefined the skyline and what Class A office means for downtown Austin.
Developer I Trammell Crow Co. in partnership with Principal Real Estate Investors
Winner I 2018 Austin’s top prize for “New Office Development”
Scope of Work
Participate in long distance e-scouting via google maps to formulate shot list and optimal vantage points. Half day walk through with architect and developer to solidify shot list, preferred angles and featured points of importance. Plan and direct lifestyle elements to activate people within the lobby and amenities deck. Plan and secure entry to surrounding buildings for optimal vantage points of building. Create order of shot list to cover scope of work in ideal lighting.
ESTEM PUBLIC CHARTER
WER Architects took an existing 120,000 warehouse and converted it into a thriving elementary and junior high school for eStem Charter Schools.
One of the challenges was how to create two distinct schools in the exisiting space. Our design team decided to demolish the center of the building and divide the warehouse into two distinct buildings with a drive between. The new drive is lined with colorful benches and serves as both a pick-up/drop off in the mornings and afternoon, and a recreation area for junior high students during the day when the gates are closed. Recreation space has previously been difficult to achieve in the existing downtown location.
Winner I 2019 American Society of Interior Designers Silver Award
Scope of Work
Execute existing shot list created by architecture firm, plus expound on additional angles. Direct all lifestyle setups with people and direct talent action to fill large spaces and create lifestyle vignettes. Work around existing schedule. Gauge optimal timing to achieve all shots at optimal time of day. Capture two distinct buildings with a drive between..
4000 Hillsboro is a dense, mixed-use complex incorporating over 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, office, and residential uses on a 2.6 acre site.
Four stories of “Class A” office space sit atop a 17,000 square foot retail/restaurant podium, which is above a 5-story, 600-space subterranean parking structure, which will serve both tenants, residents and visitors. These spaces are conveniently accessed by a welcoming, centralized open air motor court at ground level, which is designed for valet drop off and parking.
Scope of Work
Execute existing shot list created by architecture firm, plus expound on additional angles. Direct all lifestyle setups with people and direct talent action to fill large spaces, as well as creating intimate interior vignettes.
Gauge optimal timing to achieve all shots at optimal time of day. Capture spaces both empty and activated. Capture motor court, restaurant, penthouse, amenities deck and work out facilities, plus day and dusk exteriors.