McPherson Architecture

Located in Denver, CO, McPherson Architecture is well known for their work in the areas of interiors, branding, and architectural design. With a heavy reliance on 3D visualization with Lumion, Revit, and Sketchup, their specialized workflow presented challenges to other PC builders.

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“We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the product both functionally and aesthetically, and we feel like we’ve found a computer vendor who is truly a partner in our business.”

-Mark McPherson, Design Principal, McPherson Architecture


An unusual solution

McPherson Architecture approached us with unusual problem to solve. Their workflow consisted of graphics intensive work with Lumion and processor intensive applications with Revit and SketchUp. But to support both aspects of their business with one workstation, they needed a system with two different graphics cards – one Quadro and one Geforce. Because such a configuration is not officially supported by NVIDIA, other builders wouldn’t touch it. But our team of engineers was up to the task.

“We contacted twelve different vendors who responded to our requirement with answers ranging from ‘no,’ to yes, we can do that but at an extraordinary cost,” said Mark McPherson, Design Principal at McPherson Architecture.

This unique configuration presented some challenges. First, our sales team worked directly with McPherson’s team to determine the exact scope of their requirements including pinpointing which specific Geforce and Quadro cards would offer the best combination of value and performance. Next, our build team took that information to create a test system, complete with software tweaks and optimizations needed to ensure the stability and performance that McPherson was counting on. Finally, we began several rounds of testing and driver validations on that unique configuration to confirm the validity of our assumptions.

“When we talked to Velocity Micro, they listened to our needs, and agreed to build a test computer to prove that our requirement could be met,” said McPherson. “The test proved successful and they did them without a purchase commitment from us.”

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Ultimately, for McPherson and team, their purchase decision went beyond the simple mechanics of finding a PC with the specs they wanted. Rather, it hinged on something more elusive: trust.

“I appreciate Velocity Micro for their willingness to work with us and to invest their time in helping us to be successful. They have a sense of humor and are keenly interested in their customers. They’re willing to have a conversation that is productive and friendly, and I trust them.”

When asked to name his favorite aspect of his Velocity Micro purchase experience, McPherson didn’t hesitate.

“We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the product both functionally and aesthetically, and we feel like we’ve found a computer vendor who is truly a partner in our business.”

“We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the product both functionally and aesthetically, and we feel like we’ve found a computer vendor who is truly a partner in our business.”

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