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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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I don’t ever wonder why I am became an architect, just like I don’t ever wonder why I didn’t become something else … like an astronaut, or a belly dancer. It’s because I don’t have the skills to be those other things (despite any stories you might have heard about the “belly dancing”)

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Being an architect has its up’s and down’s … and the skill set we develop in an effort to become better architects can actually make every day adventures out of the most mundane activities … like taking a shower.

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Getting your first job in an architecture school is more about who you are than what you can do. I thought I would put together some basics tips and strategies that might help you find the perfect firm fo you.

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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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Making the decision to be an architect is hard but making the decision to not be an architect might be even harder.

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What is it like to be an architect? Architecture in the real world is a lot different than people think. Does school prepare you for being an architect?

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