Archives For Architects

The Tools of an Architect

Bob Borson —  February 8, 2016 — 30 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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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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In the 6th annual “What to get an Architect for Christmas” post, I can guarantee you will have success shopping for the special, overly-picky self-righteous architect on your shopping list.

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The Incomplete Big Picture

Bob Borson —  October 26, 2015 — 29 Comments

If you were to back 10 architects in to a corner, hold a gun to their collective heads and ask:

“When it comes to Architecture, what really matters?”

What do you think they would say?

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There are a lot of reasons why I like being an architect, but mostly I like my job because it hardly feels like working.

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Bob Borson —  August 10, 2015 — 34 Comments

Is it important for an architect to sketch well? What if they can sketch “well enough”?
I have developed my own sort of sketching style and while it isn’t art, I can’t imagine the design process occurring without picking up a pen and sketching.

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