Archives For being a part of the design process

Designing for Others

Bob Borson —  July 7, 2014 — 33 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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The Kitchen Design Process

Bob Borson —  January 27, 2014 — 39 Comments

As-built field verification, several iterations of sketches, hours of discussions, crying … these things could only represent one thing:
The Kitchen Remodel(™) of 2014

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Narrative as Design Process

Bob Borson —  September 3, 2013 — 39 Comments

In the simplest of manners, a narrative simply requires the designer to put himself or herself into the role of the end user, sort of like role-playing (not in the Dungeons & Dragons sort of way). Here’s a good example:

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A look at the drawing progress on the newest modern house to be profiled here on LIfe of an Architect. This post takes a look at the 3-D images that were created using the drafting software “Revit” as well as explains what we are doing with the house.

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I really enjoy the process of walking people through the creative process as well as the construction process on the projects I take on – so let me introduce you to the next featured residential project on Life of an Architect – the ‘NM KHouse 2013′

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Whenever I review a design solution that isn’t very graceful – or doesn’t work at all

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