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Design in a Day

Bob Borson —  July 28, 2014 — 25 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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This year, as its third annual event, AEC Cares, along with with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, is taking on projectDenver . Their goal is to renovate the public spaces of an early 20th century building to provide a long-term home to some of Denver’s formerly homeless citizens.

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A properly prepared legal agreement between owner and architect will clearly communicate a project’s terms and conditions, determine responsibilities of each party and set expectations for schedule and payment for services. It is one of the most important steps in the architectural process is one that, once completed, will hopefully never be seen again.

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Ask different architects the details of his or her daily job duties; you’ll get a different answer every time. What an architect does on a daily basis depends on where they live, what kind of firm they work for, and a myriad of other factors. That’s right, there are options …

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Oh Crap … Now what?

Bob Borson —  April 8, 2013 — 20 Comments

Oh crap … now what?

Those four words go through my head more times than I care to admit … but what to do?

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I am a recovering procrastinator.
I don’t have much hope of ever finding a cure, but recently I have found some ways to hang on to the wagon and stay focused on getting things done.

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For some students, college will be the time when some might struggle to cope with the stresses associated with college life, for architecture students, there is another layer of stress and rigor placed upon them, some times with unfortunate results.

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