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Bob Borson
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Despite my intention to avoid the topic of line weights, I only made it 2 articles before caving into the pressure to discuss them. Considering that there are so many different drafting platforms out there (and I don't know anything about the ones I don't use) I decided to discuss the philosophy behind so how we use line weights in my office. I truly believe that choosing to use line weight in your drawings is a state of mind. I have always done it, even my sketch doodles use line weight, and the process is second nature to me - so if I can do it, anybody can do it.

#architecture   #drawing   #architects   #drafting  

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Falling under the category of "worst kept secrets" I was recently elevated into the AIA College of Fellows and I owe it all to you.
#FAIA   #architecture   #LifeofanArchitect  

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If you are going to sit in an open floor plan, you have to be prepared to deal with the nuances of people and their personalities. In my office, that means you have to listen to my stories – which have included such important topics such as why I think leprechauns are jerks, why tagging an architectural post with the keyword “duck confit” is a bad idea, or as was recently the case, a story about green bell peppers.

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Because I am full of unsolicited advice, here are 10 things I wish I knew when I was younger.
#architecture   #architectureschool   #architect   #careeradvice  

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If you care about how your drawings look, then you should like Architectural Graphics 101, a new series of anecdotal posts that takes a look at the smaller details of my construction drawings.
#architecture   #construction   #drawing   #architect  

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If you are an architect, everyone thinks that you draw for a living. While that’s not really true, it’s a stereotype that most architects warmly embrace. But more and more often, there is a disconnect forming where more of my employees reach for a computer mouse rather than a roll of trace, and I think we are losing a trait of our profession that used to be one of its defining characteristics.

#architecture   #architect   #design   #sketch   #sketching  

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Death by a thousand (paper)cuts ... not the life I imagined. When I graduated from architecture school, I only had three goals, none of which included the words "accounting" in them. But I think you would be hard pressed to find an architect who is in practice that doesn't wish business classes were a required part of our architectural curriculum.

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I wasn't planning on showing this doghouse, but until you've seen construction drawings on a dog bowl, you just haven't lived.
All the construction drawings and photos of the 'Barker Table', our charity contribution to the SPCA of Texas Bark + Build event.
#design   #furniture   #doglovers   #architect  

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It’s Halloween tonight, and rather than pass out candy that makes a child question their faith in humanity, here’s a list of candy that is sure to keep your house T.P. and Egg free for another year.
#halloween   #halloweencandy  

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The process of entering your house is important. There is a sequence of events that should happen from the time someone arrives at the curb and makes their way to the front door, and preparing this narrative of experience is something that we spend a fair amount of time addressing. This is the final piece of the entry narrative - details and construction photos for a large off-center pivoting steel entry door.

#Design   #Architecture   #Modern   #ResidentialDesign  
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