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The Tools of an Architect

Bob Borson —  February 8, 2016 — 35 Comments

Architects come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and as a result, we all use different tools to get the job done. When I sit back and really think about what I absolutely need to do my job, these are the items that matter most.

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Time for another round of Graphic Standards for Architects … you know, because drawings are important in our line of work. In our constant effort to improve our drawings, it’s time we take a closer look at cabinetry.

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My first job site visit to a project remotely located … When my wife asked me how it was staying by myself, out in the middle of nowhere, with no one around, I told her “the murderers could take their time”.

New Year, New Adventures … that might just kill me.

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First post of 2016 … will it suck or will it set the tone for the rest of the year? Considering that I’m talking about Intellectual property theft and stolen identities, I’m hoping that the rest of the year doesn’t continue down this path.

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Architects are generally consider to have good handwriting … but what happens to their signature after they have written it 500 times?

I’ll tell you this much – it doesn’t get better.

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I took it as a challenge to design and build the awards that will be presented to the finalists of this years Playhouse Design Competition. I am happy to say that the final product turned out better than I expected.

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According to a very scientific research study (conducted by me) in my laboratory – a very high percentage of architects enjoy cooking – and Thanksgiving is the Mother of all cooking holidays. Here is an opportunity to make your Thanksgiving that much better …

by making margaritas.

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