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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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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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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Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design

Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design

This is Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design – where we will be talking about the decisions that go into designing a proper shower

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Architectural Graphics 101: Finish Schedules

Architectural Graphics 101: Finish Schedules

Finish Schedules are a topic that I’ve been wanting to discuss for years. What do they look like, what information do you show, how do legends really work … all this and more.

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Ep 066: Architects and Sketching

Ep 066: Architects and Sketching

There is a nostalgia associated with architects and sketching but is it still an integral part of the design process anymore?

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How to Detail a Snowman

How to Detail a Snowman

It’s hard to believe that the Christmas Holidays are upon us and I haven’t shared with you my profound “How to Detail a Snowman” knowledge … mostly because I don’t have any since I live in Texas. Since I have a can-do attitude, I am going to share with you a little side project I was working on last week that involves the drawing of a snowman.

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Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Pantries are one of those spaces that exist within every house that either get a lot of attention or no attention at all. With just a few design moves and considerations, you can turn a regular pantry into something amazing.

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Architectural Graphics 101 – Title Blocks

Architectural Graphics 101 – Title Blocks

Architectural Graphics are a topic that it seems everybody has an interest in discussing – or at the very least, looking at for comparison purposes. After a very long hiatus, Architectural Graphics 101 is rising from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix. It’s been 3 years and 16 days since my last architectural graphics post and just like the last time I had a steaming hot bowl of Wolf brand chili, that’s too long. Today we are tackling Architectural Title Blocks.

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060: The Perfect Portfolio

060: The Perfect Portfolio

At one point or another, every architecture student or graduate has a portfolio of their work that they have agonized over creating. Portfolios are important, they demonstrate your range of skills and will most likely play a significant role in whether or not you land your dream job … so why do so many of them so ineffective? Today we are talking about the “Perfect Portfolio” and what that actually means.

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Depending on the time of the year, about 15% of the emails I receive have something to do with portfolios in some form or fashion. There are a handful of questions that get asked over and over again …

  • What do they look like?
  • What sort of information do I put in them?

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