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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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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What’s On My Desk?

What’s On My Desk?

“What’s on my Desk” is a question that comes up from time to time – even more so when I post a picture that has scotch and Jolly Ranchers in it.

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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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063: Holiday Gift Guide for Architects

063: Holiday Gift Guide for Architects

It’s that gift-giving time of the year and if you have an architect in your life, you know that getting them a gift is rough since they are sooo particular – but that’s why we’re here. Now in its 11th consecutive year, Life of an Architect is once again putting out the definitive gift guide for architects so you don’t have to figure these things out for yourself.

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062: The Evolving Virtual Office

062: The Evolving Virtual Office

The phrase “Virtual Office” has a much different ring and connotation to it now than it did just a few months ago. As more and more people work from home (more times than not in a spare bedroom or from the dining room table) what changes will take place within the architectural profession moving forward? Has anyone else noticed that everyone seems to be nesting in their makeshift home offices these days? 

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Top Instagram Accounts for Architectural Visualization

Top Instagram Accounts for Architectural Visualization

So as a follow-up to the recent podcast this week, I wanted to delve into the world of visualization and find some of the best Instagram accounts to follow for this industry. As I am an architect, educator, and enthusiast I did reach out to our guest Alex Hogrefe and asked him for a few recommendations. From that point on it was a spiral of hours seeking out the best content I could come across in this field. It is an interesting mix of imagery that ranges from the surreal to way too real.

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Architecture Student Tool Kit

Architecture Student Tool Kit

As I am preparing my syllabus and other items for the quickly approaching fall semester, I have begun to have discussions and questions about the student “tool kit” if you want to call it that. What do you need to have for architecture school today versus just a decade ago and even further back? How much have these things changed? Should they?

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