“Are these columns doing anything?”

“You mean, other than holding the roof up?”

heard around the architectural studio #001

An Architect’s Bag

Bob Borson —  August 19, 2013 — 63 Comments

I thought it would be interesting to show people what I carry around in my “architectural” bag. I’ve seen posts like this before and while being a little bit voyeuristic, I typically find them interesting – I hope you do as well. Plus, there’s a special request at the end …

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I killed my cellphone the other day and it has been hell the past few days without. Should I be concerned that I am so dependent on my phone? Am I so extreme as to be on the fringe or is this the direction that everyone seems to be heading? I’m really curious …. and so is my therapist.

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I really enjoy the process of walking people through the creative process as well as the construction process on the projects I take on – so let me introduce you to the next featured residential project on Life of an Architect – the ‘NM KHouse 2013′

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The “Cost Plus Fee” residential contract has been gaining popularity in my practice for years and it is now my preferred contract to have with a contractor. But what exactly is it and why should you use it? That’s easy …

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Hiring a residential contractor shouldn’t be all that hard but you should think long and hard about the type of contract you have with your contractor. A competitively bid contract may be the most common but is it the best one for you?

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There are some words of advice that have stuck with me over the years – some were specific to be ing an architect, some were generic to being a decent human being. I’ve assembled as many as I could think of here just for you.

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