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How does an architect that typically works on expensive and large projects take on a small project? Because there are no small projects, just ones that take less time than others.

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This past weekend was the culmination of several months of coordination, design and construction … and the Life of an Architect 2015 Playhouse ‘Outdoor Movie Theater’ was delivered

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I am in the process of designing the award for my Playhouse Design Competition – because if you consider yourself a designer, you should design everything.

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“You can’t eat your house and have it too.”

What does that even mean?
It has to do with quantity and quality and the effort it takes to have both.

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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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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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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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