Ep 078: Redlines

Ep 078: Redlines

“Redlines” is the word used by architects to reference the red ink that is used to mark up corrections that need to be made on architectural drawings.

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Printing Architectural 3D Models

Printing Architectural 3D Models

Architects use 3D printers to explore ideas and for the last two weeks, we have been experimenting with the process for one of our residential projects.

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Virtual Conventions??

Virtual Conventions??

I am not certain that virtual conventions are really worthwhile. That may be a controversial statement, but I think I can stand by it even in a post-pandemic world. Today marks the start of the AIA 2021 Virtual Convention series. While I am all signed up to attend all 4 days spread out over the summer I will not truly count it as a convention. I mean how can you really?

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Ep 077: Design Better

Ep 077: Design Better

Most architects design until the drawings leave the office so why is there so much bad architecture out there? We can all aspire to Design Better.

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Architectural Graphics: Arrows or Ticks?

Architectural Graphics: Arrows or Ticks?

Architectural Graphics are a topic that I discuss a lot, and today is no different. Do you use arrows or tick marks at the end of your leader lines?

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Big Ideas or Technical Details?

Big Ideas or Technical Details?

Is the education of architecture school about the big ideas or the technical details? This is a question that has been on my mind quite a bit lately. So what should be the focus of the collegiate architecture school system?

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Ep 076: Critical Skills of an Architect

Ep 076: Critical Skills of an Architect

Here are the top 4 critical skills a person should have to experience success and satisfaction as a practicing architect.

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Architectural Graphics 101 – Symbols

Architectural Graphics 101 – Symbols

It is time to focus our attention on the wayfinding devices of architectural drawings – today we are talking Architectural Graphics 101 – Symbols

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Knowledge versus Tools

Knowledge versus Tools

I was having a conversation with some academic colleagues the other day and we got on the subject of knowledge versus tools. The basic idea of this chat was about what students should be learning during their architectural education. Which of these two ideas is more important or should take emphasis in the education of students?

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Ep 075: Should Architects Do It All?

Ep 075: Should Architects Do It All?

When developing architectural skills, should you focus on a specific area of expertise or do you attempt to do it all? Ep 075: Should Architects Do It All?

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