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Design in a Day

Bob Borson —  July 28, 2014 — 16 Comments

“A charrette (pronounced [shuh-ret]), often Anglicized to charette or charet and sometimes called a design charrette, is an intense period of design or planning activity”.

That’s what we are talking about today …

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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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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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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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What does an architect do for fun?
Sounds like the beginning of a joke doesn’t it? Well, the jokes on me because the answer is “spend the weekend at the office modeling my house in 3D.”

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With entries submitted from around the world, I am proud to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition!!

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The 3rd Annual Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition had an amazing turnout this year and I am proud to announce the 20 finalists that will be moving on to the final round -

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