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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Architectural Redlines

Bob Borson —  February 16, 2015 — 43 Comments


It’s just a word but if you are in certain circles, it’s a powerful word. “Redlines” is all you have to say to either send some into some form of post traumatic stress disorder

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I hope that this curated list of “Do You Want to be an Architect” posts can help you zero in on your own reasons for either warning to be an architect, or that they have reaffirmed your reasons for becoming an architect.

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Hi. My name is Bob and I seem to talk about toilets a lot here at Life of an Architect. I typed “master bathroom layout designs” in to Google and what I found is alarming.

We need to talk.

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The Crummy Pillow Paradigm

Bob Borson —  January 29, 2015 — 38 Comments

How can pillows be the catalyst to recognizing the importance of seeing problems? First, they have to be crummy, the rest is up to you.

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Architecture is a business built on the abilities and creative talents of the architect. As a result, architecture is a personality driven process so understanding the favorite things of an architect let’s you understand the architect.

That’s pretty deep.

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Architecture and Math

Bob Borson —  January 19, 2015 — 34 Comments

If you ever thought about being an architect but were worried that you couldn’t do the math, you aren’t alone. So what’s the real story … do you HAVE to be good at math or can you nearly be adequate?

9 different architects give you the the answer to that very question.

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