For some students, college will be the time when some might struggle to cope with the stresses associated with college life, for architecture students, there is another layer of stress and rigor placed upon them, some times with unfortunate results.

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To be an architect you have to have specific tools to get the job done. Here is a look at the ones I use most often.

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There are moments in a persons life where everything comes together in a magical way – most of these moments seem to happen on their own accord, no planning … just the stars aligning in just the perfect way to create a moment in a person’s life that is extraordinary.
This is not one of those moments.

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One of the most useful exercises that any young architect can partake in is to visit construction sites as often as possible. It is one thing to sit in an office all day designing and drafting up construction details and another thing altogether to spend time on a job site seeing how things actually get built.

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When the construction dust settled, there were 15 playhouse designed and built for the 17th Annual Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses and all are now on display

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Can you steal design?

Bob Borson —  August 6, 2012 — 27 Comments

The “licensed authentic vs. reproduction” argument is super old but what happens when we broaden this argument to other things – like the houses we design?

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The inaugural 2012 Life of an Architect ‘Playhouse Design Competition’ is just about over … and things have been amazing. Here’s a look at how things look so far…

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