Posts filed under “observations”
Should I Be An Architect?
The profession seems to have been glorified to the point where those of us who do it are perceived as part the 1%, a pinnacle usually reserved for the corporate CEO, the doctor, the lawyer, the banker, the hedge fund manager, etc. How? Why? I don’t know. The mainstream media? The film industry? Sadly, those who pursue the profession for the gobs of money, a big house and a […]
Architecting. What Makes An Architect An Architect?
So I came across another interesting article, “Architecting Your Exit”. Now I initially found this odd because not much design goes into the exiting of a building. The building code has very specific criteria with thousands of minimums and maximums that govern how high, how wide, how low and how many. All contained in 184 […]
8 Myths About Architects
Myth #1: I can’t afford an architect. This is number one because it is the most mis-understood. An architect will make your budget his or her best friend and will negotiate to get the best materials and the best workmanship for a good price. More bang for your buck. An architect will not only advocate […]
The Road Crit. What An Architect Won’t Do For You.
As a student of architecture you become quite familiar with ‘the crit’. This is where your work is continually scrutinized and critiqued, sometimes brutally. These sessions usually take on one of two formats, the desk crit or the wall crit. A wall crit involves the whole class and one to four+ critics consisting of professors, recent graduates, local architects, etc. These sessions […]
What Does An Architect Charge & How They Structure Their Fee?
If you are here for the quick answer scroll to the bottom, otherwise… Compensating an architect never seems simple and is usually a mystery, even for the architect. Personally it is not my favorite and would rather do it for nothing, but I have a family to feed, and… well that’s just not how the […]
17 Questions To Ask Your Architect… before he or she is your architect.
Personality is an important quality to consider when determining who will design your project. The architect you choose will need to work well with many types of people and professions, and most importantly he or she needs to work well with you and the builder/contractor. There are as many questions you can ask as there are […]