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One of the very best things about being a residential architect is getting to pay special attention to the little things that can take an ordinary project to a spectacular one. Today, we are going to take a look at the front door to your home.

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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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What did you miss in 2015?

Bob Borson —  December 28, 2015 — 22 Comments

The best articles on Life of an Architect from 2015 – ranging from architectural redlines and sketching, to construction drawings and architectural juries

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Ever wanted to see what architectural drawings look like, this is the post for you. A look at the modern cabin project we just started – and a look at several sheets of architectural drawings.

Wow.

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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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It’s possible that I have lost my mind by showing you this project. Not only does it date me as someone who pre-dates computers, but it also could potentially expose me to vast amounts of ridicule.

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How to Build a Wood Deck

Bob Borson —  October 7, 2015 — 46 Comments

“How to build a wood deck” is a question that I ask myself more times than you might think. Despite having designed more than I can remember, each one has something that makes it unique and awesome.

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