Archives For Bob Borson

Why would someone write a blog? Surely everybody wants to hear every juicy detail of my life?

Hopefully not, because that’s not what you are going to find here. What you’ll find here here are stories about what it’s like to be an architect .. fantastic, amazing and “most true” stories.

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Putting in the Work

Bob Borson —  June 1, 2015 — 26 Comments

Working hard when you don’t have to is a trait that not everyone possesses.

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Every year I design a playhouse for charity – and every year I publish the construction drawings for that playhouse. Take a look at what construction drawings look like for a small structure – you might be surprised to see much detail and information go into these drawings.

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Convention Wife

Bob Borson —  May 21, 2015 — 23 Comments

Conventions aren’t always a lot of fun. One way to increase the likelihood that you will actually enjoy yourself, is to get yourself a convention wife.

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Architectural scale figures play a fairly large role in allowing people to imprint scale on to a conceptual design. Of course, this only works when the scale figures you use are the right size.

FYI – children that are capable of dancing aren’t typically 21″ tall – that’s the size of a newborn baby.

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Every year, the AEC Cares event coincides with the American Institute of Architects National Convention, which is taking place this year in Atlanta, Georgia.

AEC Cares projectAtlanta is taking place next Wednesday, May 13th and if you would like to participate in this amazing transformation, read on –

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With amazing entries submitted from around the world, I am proud to announce the winners of the 4th Annual Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition!!

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