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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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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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 073: Being Your Own Boss

Ep 073: Being Your Own Boss

Most architects dream of having their own architectural firm – There are many reasons why this makes sense, but it isn’t the right path for everyone.

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Architects and Their Spectacles

Architects and Their Spectacles

Architects may almost be as well known for their spectacles as their fashion sense. . I think that more than the average bespectacled person, architects view eyewear as a personal statement of personality, taste, and creativity. I have always been a firm believer that an eyewear booth would be awesome at an architectural convention.

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Ep 072: Architectural Disconnect

Ep 072: Architectural Disconnect

We are going to be talking about the fantasy of being an architect versus reality. Welcome to episode 72 “Architectural Disconnect”

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Architects: Lawsuit Up!

Architects: Lawsuit Up!

We have been speaking a great deal recently about architects’ liability and how that can possibly lead to a lawsuit. Since I went through my first mediation today, I decided to write about this issue.

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Ep 071: Architects on the Job Site

Ep 071: Architects on the Job Site

For an Architect, being on the job site is a vital part of their work process, but job site visits are a series of obligations fraught with increased liability.

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Ep 070: Dirty Side to Clean Buildings

Ep 070: Dirty Side to Clean Buildings

When discussing the dirty side to clean buildings, we are focusing on Material Health and Transparency as it pertains to the practice of architecture

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