Being an Architect

Bob Borson —  July 10, 2014 — 22 Comments

I get asked a lot of questions related to what’s it like to be an architect? or “How do a I spend my day?” In an effort to help people understand what it’s like to work with me, I’ve answered a few questions that I get asked the most.

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Designing for Others

Bob Borson —  July 7, 2014 — 37 Comments

Being able to design projects for other people – and include them in the process – is part of what makes you a pro. The more involvement I can get out of a client, the better the project will be.

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I just returned from an initial schematic design and programming meeting up in Wisconsin with some new clients, and I’ll be honest, it wasn’t like any initial meeting I have ever had.

There was a lot sketching, beer, and meat sticks involved.

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We are all busy but I think people need to say “yes” more often. Somebody thinks you can help them, that you have a skill they need, that you can make things better.
That’s pretty cool when you think about it.

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I spend a lot of time making my construction drawings look like I spent a lot of time on them.

Makes perfect sense to me. It sends a message to the contractors who build my projects – “Pay attention, this is important!”

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#ArchiSketch

Bob Borson —  June 23, 2014 — 23 Comments

I use Instagram to document various activities I tackle ranging from design to construction. Here is a collection (including captions) of architectural sketches that I’ve created solving “architect-y” type challenges.

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People only pretend they’re listening … especially if they’re your boss.

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