Work smarter with Standing Desks, Ergonomic Chairs, and more by Autonomous. How To Visualize Complex Data With BIM - ArchSmarter - Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a tool to document and manage the construction process.
But can it be used as a data visualization tool? Are there capabilities inherent to BIM software that make it a useful tool in this capacity? 5 Reasons Architects Should Learn to Code. 5 Reasons Architects Should Learn to Code.
7 Ways to Be a More Effective Architect. 7 Ways to Be a More Effective Architect.
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.
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 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.
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. In another comparison, advocates claim that the design-build method protects clients from translating between separately contracted design and construction service providers.
Ohio-based architect Marika Snider adds that integrating stakeholders in this way can also have positive financial effects: “I find that design-build is a great way to build because we have knowledge of both budget and construction costs from the project’s beginning.” 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.
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. Author, award-winning architect and founder of the firm 30X40 Design Workshop, Eric Reinholdt, explores these topics in "Architect + Entrepreneur: A Field Guide to Building, Branding, and Marketing Your 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.
" 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. The ability to set priorities, to separate the relevant from the irrelevant.2. There is nothing that will help you more in your career than to get the reputation for being the kind of person who gets the most important job done quickly and well. Unfortunately I encounter many people in the architecture industry that seem to ignore both qualities above.
Switch shoes A helpful exercise is to imagine you are in the role of your current supervisor. This is how things play out on Day 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.
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. 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.
What Makes a Good Project? A Guide to Successful Competition Entries. What Makes a Good Project? 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. » 19 Things To Know Before Starting Architecture School. 5 Architect Stereotypes That Won't Die. Architects don't get enough love. 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? 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. These are a few of The Angry Architect's top picks, but if you feel I missed a classic, make yourself heard in the comments section below! Add To Collection Save this image to a collection. Truth Hurts: 10 Facts Of Life They Don’t Teach You In Architecture School. 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. 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. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Why the Millennial Architect Won’t Be Your CAD Monkey. Firms. The Stupid Starchitect Debate. James S. Russell is an architecture critic, journalist, and consultant. This article originally appeared on the author's blog. “Here’s to the demise of Starchitecture!” Wrote Beverly Willis, in The New York Times recently. Willis, through her foundation, has done much to promote the value of architecture. The last few years have seen the rise of the snarky, patronizing term “starchitect,” (a term I refuse to use outside this context, much to the annoyance of editors seeking click-bait). The Times clearly struck a nerve by running a starchitecture story of utter laziness by author and emeritus professor Witold Rybcynski. Whining about celebrity architecture.
Top 10 Apps For Architects and Designers. There are so many architecture and interior design apps available now that it can be hard to decide which ones are best suited to your needs. This article will give you the ten best interior design apps that every good architect and designer, whether professional or amateur, should have installed on their mobile phone or tablet.
Even if you’re not a designer, as far as architecture and interior design apps go, this selection will set you in good stead to have fun playing around with your own living space. 1. Magic Plan Difficult to master but well worth the time you put in, MagicPlan automatically measures and draws floor plans of the interior space you are working on. Architecture for Humanity Chicago. Architecture for Humanity Chicago Chapter Meeting Agenda for September 20, 2011 Project Updates. 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.