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10 Awesome Sketchup Plugins That Will Up Your Modeling Game (Explained With GIFs) 10 Awesome Sketchup Plugins That Will Up Your Modeling Game (Explained With GIFs) After the success of its 6th edition in 2007, Sketchup became one of the world's most widely used 3D modeling software products.

10 Awesome Sketchup Plugins That Will Up Your Modeling Game (Explained With GIFs)

This is thanks to its intuitive toolbar, interdisciplinary use within the creative industry (not just architects) and having a free version that doesn't use watermarks. Its open source library helped the software to provide a wide range of 3D objects, while hundreds of users developed their own plugins not only to solve the problems of each version but also to exploit the potential of their tools. Freelancing as an Architect: The Pros, The Cons, and Tips for Success. Freelancing as an Architect: The Pros, The Cons, and Tips for Success This article was originally published by Archipreneur as "The Pros and Cons of Starting out as a Freelance Architect.

Freelancing as an Architect: The Pros, The Cons, and Tips for Success

" Freelancing can be a great option for architects looking for more autonomy and freedom in their work. Although there are drawbacks to this kind of work, there are specific strategies that you can use to overcome the challenges and uncertainties of going solo. It is easy to look down on freelancing. Roadmap for Residences: How Design-Build Can Save Your Firm Money. "Harder, better, faster, stronger" could be the saying of design-build.

Roadmap for Residences: How Design-Build Can Save Your Firm Money

This form of project delivery allows a property owner to contract with one entity to design and construct a building. Proponents say there are many advantages to the method. Design-build is best known for achieving greater efficiency — and ensuring cost savings — over traditional design-bid-build. Architect + Entrepreneur: A Field Guide to Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business. Architect + Entrepreneur: A Field Guide to Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business The inherently dry subjects of business development, marketing, P+L reports, taxes, and insurance are less likely to feed the intellect of the architect than discussions of materiality, parallax, articulation and form.

Architect + Entrepreneur: A Field Guide to Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business

Yet the reality of what it means to practice architecture, by necessity, requires reconciling these two divided worlds. Nowhere is the need to unify them as great as with the startup design business. Two Qualities You Need to Succeed in an Architecture Career. Two Qualities You Need to Succeed in an Architecture Career This article was originally published by The Architect's Guide as "The Two Qualities You Need For Architecture Career Success.

Two Qualities You Need to Succeed in an Architecture Career

" In a survey of 104 Chief Executive Officers reported in Success Magazine a few years ago, they were presented with 20 qualities of an ideal employee, and asked to select the most important. 86% of the senior executives selected two qualities as being more important for career success and advancement than any others: 1. 10 Apps that every Architect must have in 2015- Arch2O.com. In the last years, smartphones has became one of the most useful and essential tools people use to organize their activities.

10 Apps that every Architect must have in 2015- Arch2O.com

Companies have developed a lot of apps to help people to do activities of many disciplines, and architecture could not be ignored. With the boom in the application designing industry and the competition amongst them, the quality has improved over the past couple of years. There are a lot of apps for architects, and we will review the top ten applications you must have. 9 Ways to Find More Business for Your Architecture Firm. 9 Ways to Find More Business for Your Architecture Firm Managing your own architecture firm is hard, and while pretty much every architect starts with a strong idea of the type of firm they want to be, without constant care it can be easy to get sucked into doing jobs you need to do to keep the lights turned on, rather than the jobs you wanted to do from the start.

9 Ways to Find More Business for Your Architecture Firm

In this article, originally published by Archipreneur as "9 Creative Business Development Strategies For Architects and Designers," Sabrina Wirth explores the ways you can not only keep work coming in, but make sure it is the right type of work too. Whether you’re a large architecture firm or a small, boutique design studio, everyone needs a plan for generating new business.

What Makes a Good Project? A Guide to Successful Competition Entries. What Makes a Good Project?

What Makes a Good Project? A Guide to Successful Competition Entries

A Guide to Successful Competition Entries The following is taken from ‘Design Review’, written by Peter Stewart for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), 2002. In light of the upcoming World Architecture Festival, whose finalists were announced this morning, Stewart gives a few tips on what makes a good project and a successful competition entry. The Roman architect Vitruvius suggested that the principal qualities of well- designed buildings are ‘commodity, firmness and delight’: » 19 Things To Know Before Starting Architecture School. 5 Architect Stereotypes That Won't Die. Architects don't get enough love.

5 Architect Stereotypes That Won't Die

In our culture, stereotypical portrayals of architects are rampant, with the caricatures showing them as overworked, underpaid artistic wannabes shrouded in black; such wraiths, of course, hang out almost exclusively with other architects. These preconceptions give the noble profession a bad name and should be put to an end. Architects don’t necessarily seek each other out, but simply gravitate towards those who share their love for certain coffee blends, post-structuralist thought, and words like bifurcation and juxtaposition. Absolute Stunners: The 10 Sexiest Models of All Time. Would I really stoop as low as clichéd architectural innuendo to act as click-bait for an article?

Absolute Stunners: The 10 Sexiest Models of All Time

Why, yes, it appears I would. Well, now that you’re here, you may as well take a peek at this perfect plethora of architectural models from throughout the last century. The collection illustrates the versatility of models as a medium to convey complex design ideas, as well as some beautifully succinct demonstrations of structural logic. Truth Hurts: 10 Facts Of Life They Don’t Teach You In Architecture School. 1. Sleep remains a beautiful, precious, and rare commodity. It’s 4 am, the last deadline of your degree is fast approaching, and your vision is getting blurrier by the second… Still, after pinning up your drawings for the final time, at least you won’t haven’t to suffer through any more soul-crushing all-nighters, right? Well, that may well depend on where you work. There's An Architecture App For That: Products + Application. Technology has infiltrated almost every facet of the architecture industry—from visualizing space to sharing plans to actually manipulating the built environment.

Developers have brought these new technologies to mobile platforms, freeing architects from their computers and even the studio. Thanks to new and exciting applications, architects can now re-examine floor plans, make changes to color choices and materials, and re-think the positioning of furniture all on their iPhone, iPad, or Android device. "I think of architecture as a piece of clothing to wrap around human beings," says Toyo Ito.

Architects must become Contractors to Survive? What Happens when Architects Date. Quite possibly my favorite creative post [not to mention incredibly practical] Original research completed February 11th, 2013. . Valentine’s Day is almost here so you know what that means … [cue sexy music] It’s “business” time. Top 300 US Architecture Firms. Architectural Record has released its annual list of the “Top 300 Architecture Firms” in the United States, based on architectural revenue from 2013. Gensler was the number one firm earning $883 million, with recent projects including Terminal 2 of Korea’s Incheon International Airport and the Shanghai Tower, which is set to be the world’s second tallest skyscraper. CH2M Hill and AECOM Technology Corp came in second and third, respectively, switching places from the previous year. See the top 50 firms after the break… 1.

Gensler San Francisco, California | Architect 2. 3. Why the Millennial Architect Won’t Be Your CAD Monkey. We are not your Boomer/Gen X'er Architect. The millennial architect will no longer accept long held and outdated traditions in the architectural profession. Firms. The Stupid Starchitect Debate. Top 10 Apps For Architects and Designers. Architecture for Humanity Chicago. What Happens when Architects Date. Shelf Life: 33 Book Recommendations From Architects & Designers. How to Be a Good Construction Supervisor. What Is a Construction Project Supervisor? The Prerequisites for Becoming a Construction Supervisor.