Archives For Bob Borson

The Tools of an Architect

Bob Borson —  February 8, 2016 — 33 Comments

Architects come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and as a result, we all use different tools to get the job done. When I sit back and really think about what I absolutely need to do my job, these are the items that matter most.

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Why have architects stopped building physical models? We know clients love them, and we know that they are productive and useful communicative devices … so where are all the architectural models gone?

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One of the very best things about being a residential architect is getting to pay special attention to the little things that can take an ordinary project to a spectacular one. Today, we are going to take a look at the front door to your home.

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Time for another round of Graphic Standards for Architects … you know, because drawings are important in our line of work. In our constant effort to improve our drawings, it’s time we take a closer look at cabinetry.

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My first job site visit to a project remotely located … When my wife asked me how it was staying by myself, out in the middle of nowhere, with no one around, I told her “the murderers could take their time”.

New Year, New Adventures … that might just kill me.

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First post of 2016 … will it suck or will it set the tone for the rest of the year? Considering that I’m talking about Intellectual property theft and stolen identities, I’m hoping that the rest of the year doesn’t continue down this path.

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What did you miss in 2015?

Bob Borson —  December 28, 2015 — 22 Comments

The best articles on Life of an Architect from 2015 – ranging from architectural redlines and sketching, to construction drawings and architectural juries

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