Archives For Architects

What did you miss in 2015?

December 28, 2015 — 23 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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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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Sketchapalooza

August 10, 2015 — 39 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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Architects are Crafty

March 30, 2015 — 34 Comments

Have you ever called someone “crafty” and you weren’t referencing their Macgyver-esque abilities pertaining to yarn and popsicle sticks? A different meaning of the word crafty comes to my mind when I say that “All architects are crafty.”

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Architectural drawings do more than tell someone how to build something – when done correctly, they provide clarity. It’s not just for aesthetics.

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