Architecture

The Builder/Architect Relationship: Things to Remember to Make It Work

Before entering the architecture industry, I began my career as a union carpenter building custom homes and commercial projects. I worked with architects, engineers, and consultants discussing plan sets and specifications. During that period, I was able to obtain a…

Designing for Wellness

When designing, architects always think about the effects that architecture may have on the people that use and interact with our buildings and spaces. The experience can vary depending on the intent of the structure. For example, a sacred space should elicit…

5 Tips In Joining The Architecture Industry

One key thing to remember about the architecture industry is that it is much broader than most people may think. First of all, you don’t need to be an architect to work at an architecture firm. Wait, what? It’s true….

The Process of a Designer

“You don’t just design buildings, you design details, you design execution… you design the entire process”. – Bob Borson, lifeofanarchitect.com I was recently asked about “design” and what the process entails.  While the notion of “design” is something achieved and…

Introduction to Building Information Modeling

As Architects, it is essential for us to efficiently collaborate with our engineer and construction partners. Platforms that allow real-time collaboration is crucial from design to construction; therefore, Building Information Model (BIM) is key in our process in shaping the…