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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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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

Bob Borson —  August 10, 2015 — 33 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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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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“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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Since all the entries for the 4th Annual Playhouse Design Competition are due by the end of the day today, I thought it would be only fair to show everyone what my playhouse looks like – I’m calling it the “Outdoor Movie Theater Playhouse”.

Catchy.

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