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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heard around the architectural studio #016

Your Behavior Matters

Bob Borson —  June 19, 2014 — 46 Comments

Judging a book by its cover isn’t really a great idea but how you act really is a fair measure of a person’s character. This was a lesson I learned when working on the most challenging project in my career and things went horribly wrong.

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I haven’t reported the construction progress on the CHouse Modern project in a while, but I have a detail that we are putting in at this project that is definitely worth talking about … take a look

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