Happy Holidays from Gontram Architecture!

A sincere “Happy Holidays” from Gontram Architecture to you!  As part of our annual holiday tradition, we’ve produced another episode in a long series of “odd” animated videos:How_to_Construct_A_Snowman_6-01

How to Construct a Snowman – Part 6 – Fun in the Snow…With Zoning!

This definitely falls under the “Other nonsense” category…

In Part 6 of our “How to Construct a Snowman” video series, Ned Ledbetter embarks on a new strategy to reach the masses: a Video Blog. Join Ned as he updates the public on recent weather events, changes to field inspections, and other items of interest. He also dives in to the world of Twitter.How_to_Construct_A_Snowman_6-03

A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.

View the video HERE.

You can also view Part 1 thru 5:How_to_Construct_A_Snowman_6-02

Part I – How to Construct a Snowman: A Zoning Enforcement Officer’s Perspective

Part II – How to Construct a Snowman: The Design-Bid-Build Process

Part III – How to Construct a Snowman: Financing a Snowman with Hot Chocolate.

Part IV:  How to Construct a Snowman:  Navigating the Politics

Part V: How to Construct a Snowman: Lighting your Snowman

If having trouble viewing the YouTube version, try the Flash version in a new window. Flash Player is required. Free download available at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

Happy Holidays from Gontram Architecture!

A sincere “Happy Holidays” from Gontram Architecture to you!  As part of our annual holiday tradition, we’ve produced another episode in a long series of “odd” animated videos:

How to Construct a Snowman – Part V – Lighting your SnowmanHow_to_Construct_A_Snowman_5 lights

This definitely falls under the “Other nonsense” category…

In Part V of our “How to Construct a Snowman” video series, Ned Ledbetter, recently impeached councilman and returning Zoning Enforcement Officer educates us on the ins and outs of lighting your snowman at night, complying with the National Electric Code, the International Energy Code, and the Patient Protection and Affordability Act. How_to_Construct_A_Snowman_5 miley

A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.

View the video HERE.

How_to_Construct_A_Snowman_5 textYou can also view Part I, II, III and IV:

Part I – How to Construct a Snowman: A Zoning Enforcement Officer’s Perspective

Part II – How to Construct a Snowman: The Design-Bid-Build Process

Part III – How to Construct a Snowman: Financing a Snowman with Hot Chocolate.

Part IV:  How to Construct a Snowman:  Navigating the Politics

If having trouble viewing the YouTube version, try the Flash version in a new window. Flash Player is required. Free download available at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

How to Construct a Snowman – Part V

How to Construct a Snowman – Part V – Lighting your SnowmanHow_to_Construct_A_Snowman_5 lights

This definitely falls under the “Other nonsense” category…

In Part V of our “How to Construct a Snowman” video series, Ned Ledbetter, recently impeached councilman and returning Zoning Enforcement Officer educates us on the ins and outs of lighting your snowman at night, complying with the National Electric Code, the International Energy Code, and the Patient Protection and Affordability Act. How_to_Construct_A_Snowman_5 miley

A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.

View the video HERE.

Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build produced this animated feature to help celebrate the Holiday Season and the impending winter weather.How_to_Construct_A_Snowman_5 text

You can also view Part I, II, III and IV:

Part I – How to Construct a Snowman: A Zoning Enforcement Officer’s Perspective

Part II – How to Construct a Snowman: The Design-Bid-Build Process

Part III – How to Construct a Snowman: Financing a Snowman with Hot Chocolate.

Part IV:  How to Construct a Snowman:  Navigating the Politics

If having trouble viewing the YouTube version, try the Flash version in a new window. Flash Player is required. Free download available at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

How to Construct a Snowman – Part IV

How to Construct a Snowman – Part IV – Navigating the Politics

This definitely falls under the “Other nonsense” category…HTCAS$-01

In Part IV of our “How to Construct a Snowman” video series, we explore the political process with the newly-elected City Councilman, Ned Ledbetter, and how his recent “mandate” affects the snowman construction process.

A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.

View the video HERE.HTCAS$-02

Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build produced this animated feature to help celebrate the Holiday Season and the impending winter weather.

You can also view Part I, II and III:

Part I – How to Construct a Snowman: A Zoning Enforcement Officer’s PerspectiveHTCAS$-03

Part II – How to Construct a Snowman: The Design-Bid-Build Process

Part III – How to Construct a Snowman: Financing a Snowman with Hot Chocolate.

If having trouble viewing the YouTube version, try the Flash version in a new window. Flash Player is required. Free download available at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

How to Construct a Snowman – Part III

How to Construct a Snowman – Part III – Financing a Snowman with Hot Chocolate

This definitely falls under the “Other nonsense” category…

In Part III of our “How to Construct a Snowman” video series, we explore the financial difficulties placed upon Clients in order to comply with local regulations. Creativity must be employed in order to finance projects nowadays.  But even then, there are consequences.

View the video HERE.

Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build produced this animated feature to help celebrate the Holiday Season and the impending winter weather.  We hope you find it entertaining.

You can also check out Parts I and II:

Part I – How to Construct a Snowman: A Zoning Enforcement Officer’s Perspective

Part II – How to Construct a Snowman: The Design-Bid-Build Process

A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.

How to Construct a Snowman – The Sequel

This definitely falls under the “Other nonsense” category…

After the unparalleled success of last year’s Holiday video, “How to Construct a Snowman,” Gontram Architecture and G5 Design-Build have followed Hollywood’s age-old tradition and produced a sequel:  “How to Construct a Snowman – Part II – The Design-Bid-Build Process.”  This entertaining romp through the complex design-bid-build process follows little Ashley, prospective snowman owner, as she embarks on trying to build her snowman.  As she learned from Part I (last year’s video), she has obtained the proper permits and paid her fees.  She now learns from Ned Ledbetter, Senior Zoning Enforcement Officer, that those steps were just the beginning.  Now she has to deal with bidding contractors, skyrocketing budgets, and all of the the contentious adventures of the “Design-Bid-Build” process.  Yikes!

Click HERE to watch the video.

A little background information:

Since the inception of Gontram Architecture, we’ve been creating our own custom Holiday Greeting Cards, each year featuring a different project. You can see examples of these HERE.

In 2009, however, we decided to do something a bit more fun, saving a few trees and some fossil fuels along the way.

A short film entitled, “How to Construct a Snowman, A Zoning Enforcement Officer’s Perspective” was born. Follow Ned Ledbetter as he describes the “process” for properly permitting a snowman. This is a light-hearted jab at the tremendous (and often over-bearing) process that Gontram Architecture navigates on a daily basis.

A special “thanks” goes to Dave Schulz of Schulz Ironworks for providing the voice of Ned.  Dave’s a bit of a nut, and the ideal choice for voiceover work in this instance.