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Designing Elevations

August 23, 2016 — 12 Comments

So do you design the floor plan first, or the elevations? There’s only one correct answer to this question …

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Like any job, being an architect isn’t always the best job in the world. But in light of these moments, keep your eye on the long game and you might realize that being an architect just might actually be the best job in the world.

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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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Architects and Pumpkins

October 29, 2015 — 23 Comments

Are Architects naturally predisposed to be good at designing and carving pumpkins?

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It should be noted that I am not disabled in any way … but I still spent the day in a wheelchair. What I learned from the experience had a profound experience on me.

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Architects are Crafty

March 30, 2015 — 34 Comments

Have you ever called someone “crafty” and you weren’t referencing their Macgyver-esque abilities pertaining to yarn and popsicle sticks? A different meaning of the word crafty comes to my mind when I say that “All architects are crafty.”

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What exactly is schematic design? In short order, schematic design is the initial design phase in any project … and you get to sketch A LOT!!

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