Archives For Observations

Determining basic architectural fees is a bit like grabbing smoke – it seems so easy but you never know just what you are going to get.

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Progress is coming along on the Cottonwood modern residence – today we take a look at the cantilevered rooms and the stone work on the pavilion.

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Like peanut butter and chocolate, two great things that go great together are design quotes and hand-drawn scale figures.

What do you mean you’ve never heard of that before?

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Architect + Architect = ??

Bob Borson —  February 11, 2013 — 81 Comments

What happens with two people from a creative field get together and have a baby? I have predicted the most likely outcome from that union … and the results might surprise you -

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I am a recovering procrastinator.
I don’t have much hope of ever finding a cure, but recently I have found some ways to hang on to the wagon and stay focused on getting things done.

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Design Charrettes and models

Bob Borson —  November 28, 2012 — 15 Comments

In design charrettes, the purpose is to get participation from several team members so that a myriad of concepts and issues can be discussed and reviewed.

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Architecture can be an incredibly creative field, wildly rewarding for those who like to think outside of the box … but there is also a role for those who love architecture whose predilections and skill sets lean towards the straight and narrow. There are times when I wonder “… which one am I?”

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