Archives For Architects

Do I have what it takes to be an Architect? Will I be any good at architecture if I become an architect? Will I make any money as an architect?
These are all good questions, so what does it take to be an “Architect?”

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I spend a considerable amount of time worrying that I am a dunce, or at least that I might come off as one here on Life of an Architect. So why do I do it? … I’m building my own doors to open

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An Architect’s Bag 002

Bob Borson —  September 7, 2013 — 21 Comments

Part of an on-going series, a look inside an architects bag – this one comes to us from the Philippines

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An Architect’s Bag

Bob Borson —  August 19, 2013 — 62 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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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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Size, scale, and proportion are where a good architect makes their living. Without proper scale and proportion, designs would suffer. I spent a look of time considering the scale of the components used when designing this year’s charity playhouse.

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Architects should sketch. You may not think you are very good at sketching but if it helps you work through your thoughts, I would argue that you are in fact, very good at sketching.

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