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Are architects and designers

gregco • 2014

Good evening. I have briefly broken my retirement for a pressing question that I have been mulling over the past week. Speaking from the perspective of a student who mostly interacts with fellow students and young architects, I find that many of the people I am surr... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Why? 1 More Answer

Building Products

CAD drawing of a California

gregco • 2014

Does anyone have a CAD file (2d - I use Draftsight) of a California Fan Palm they would be willing to share? I need fairly accurate leaves, mostly.

Bobby, Architect

Those are pretty, curt! None are accurate enough, though. Also I'm never sure which free download sites are safe. 1 More Answer

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Is architecture school the r

gregco • 2014

So I'm about to graduate from highschool,and my career goal is to be able to design/create tree-houses and miniature houses/nooks In general. I just really like the idea of small, functional, cozy spaces. So I was wondering what type of schooling yall think would be... Read More

Bobby, Architect

100K plus to get an architecture degree in order to design tree houses?? Is this a serious question? 1 More Answer

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Portfolio Standards Outside

gregco • 2014

I will soon be applying to masters programs in primarily northern Europe (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland) and am trying to cater my portfolio to my target audience. I understand that formats and layouts vary by region and I was wondering if anyone could share thei... Read More

http://issuu.com/henrystephens/docs/gradportfolio_2014 1 More Answer

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Taco Bell is Gentrifying!

gregco • 2014

http://www.wbez.org/news/visit-worlds-first-boozy-taco-bell-113054 What will those hipsters come up with next. Gentrification on the march. This seems to be a trend in fast food re-branding to be more down to earth local and hip. All a ploy to sell more stuff.

taco bell is a disgusting corporate fake food manufacturer...now they sell some shitty mountain dew margarita...who cares...they have been in the gutter for years...doesn't really have anything to do with gentrification. 1 More Answer

Arch Stamp or Butt Plug???

gregco • 2014

The "trophy"Â I have been so worked up about, the prize at the end of the NCARB's, the icon that distinguishes Architects from interns - is a butt-plug? I would say this is very anti-climatic, but for some it's surely the reverse. If it ever goes missing from the o... Read More

Bobby, Architect

i could sure use one of those... 1 More Answer

Commercial windows on reside

gregco • 2014

What are some of the pro's and con's of using typical commercial windows on a residence? It seems(?) to be the cheapest up-front cost as a way to get large expanses of glass, but am not sure about long term cost, user friendliness, etc. ...?

Bobby, Architect

Yep -- that's the stuff. 1 More Answer

Word for indoor balcony?

gregco • 2014

What do you call an indoor balcony that is on the second floor? You know, where part of the second floor is cut away so you can look down and see the first floor? Examples :

How good is MIT's undergradu

gregco • 2014

Is MIT's undergraduate track quality? Is it worth doing the 4-year track or should I just do a normal 5-year bachelors degree?

It's terrible. You should check out bunker hill comm college instead. 1 More Answer

Revit Training and Resources

gregco • 2014

Hi Archinect, We (small res firm) are transitioning from ACAD to Revit. If you have recently (~18 months) gone through this process could you please advise on any resources you've utilized for the transition? I have personally used Linda.com for video tutorials and... Read More

The three-day intensive in-office training is very useful due to the ability to tailor it to your specific template, families, project processes, and hardware. After that the Lynda is useful because the users can refer back to the lessons at any time. 1 More Answer

Portfolio review

gregco • 2014

I am applying for MArch II in the USA and have an urgent need in critique for my portfolio (I am applying for a scholarship now). Could you please review the document and share with me your opinion? http://issuu.com/veronikavolkova/docs/veronika_volkova_portfolio_is... Read More

Your portfolio looks like a school portfolio. I don't see any glaring issues although its a little gray. I like the style but it doesn't jump out at you. 1 More Answer

Which Summer Program is bett

gregco • 2014

Hi. I am halfway through my undergrad and working on a non-architecture degree. I am looking to go to summer school to obtain some things from my portfolio. I was wondering which summer program would be better to aim for. AA in London or Career Discovery at Harvard?... Read More

Bobby, Architect

I can only speak to the Career Discovery program but it was really great. You'll meet awesome people at both programs and likely become thoroughly exhausted and frustrated and excited at either. But just look at the schools - they are totally different! Which school's thesis projects speak to you? What professors are aligned with your interes... 1 More Answer

Career Choice

gregco • 2014

Question Inquiry: I'm currently studying Computer Science 2nd year at Birkbeck University, I'm thinking about changing and going to Architecture do you think it's possible?

Bobby, Architect

Finish your com sci degree. Make money for a few years. Then do a degree in computational design at the AA or elsewhere. Programming is such a big area of research in architecture. Also in professional practice offices such as Kieran Timberlake and others are always looking for programmers. 1 More Answer

"Gin Fizz Urbanism"

gregco • 2014

Recently I used a term I made up; "gin fizz urbanism," alluding it to urban developments based around urban shopping centers replacing truly open public spaces. What else this terminology could mean?

http://archinect.com/forum/thread/10160482/gin-fizz-urbanism 2 More Answers

To design a bridge

gregco • 2014

As an architect i am working on a project of a bridge which will really be materialize.I would like you to give me some good ideas. To start my bridge must be built as an ecological road,its materials must be ecological materials.

what will you give in return? 1 More Answer

English speaking grad school

gregco • 2014

I'm beginning to look for graduate schools and would love to do something different and look in scandanavia somewhere to go to school. I am looking for a program where a B. Arch is not required, and more focused on design. I know there will be extra steps once I com... Read More

I am not an expert in that, but I can say for sure that even if can't find one it should not be an issue. Everyone speaks a perfect English there. 1 More Answer

Architectural Image Copyrigh

gregco • 2014

wow, just read this about architectural copyrights in France, Belgium and Italy. Unlike the US, images of built architectural works (even publicly visible) remain under the copyright of the architect. Anyone here ever do any buildings there - have you figured out a... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Hmm I guess it was a naive question. Obviously just need to remember to make the gift shop big enough for everything you'll want to sell! 1 More Answer

"Cala-fucking-trava!"

gregco • 2014

This article is fabulous. I usually view FastCo as borderline clickbait, but this was worthwhile in many ways. I guess Calatrava's isn't the kind of hand drawing Graves appreciates.

Bobby, Architect

I'm sorry, but I've never liked this guy, or his work. He's the Yanni of the architecture world. I'll take Karim Rashid over this Cala-fucking-trava! 1 More Answer

Why does OMA produce success

gregco • 2014

It is like OMA has monopolized the field. If you don't work or have close connects at OMA the odds are stacked against you. What kind of ritual witchcraft is going on behind the scenes there specifically? There is such a long list of successful OMA alumni. You don't... Read More

It has more to do with the people going in than what they are doing to them there. 1 More Answer

Which Firms Are Doing Summer

gregco • 2014

Hello. New to the boards here. I am trying to find a place to ask the question of which firms are doing summer hours. In the spirit of the continued work/life balance discussion in relation to Architecture, I believe this to be a valid one. Anyway, I am looking to r... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Summer hours...ha! move to France. 1 More Answer

Karim Rashid - Karma's a Bit

gregco • 2014

Remember that Karim Rashid article a while back...this one...where he was all like "I'm not a licensed architect, but I'm so awesome I'm designing 11 buildings? Well, according to this article today, maybe he should rethink that a bit: The Department of Buildings au... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Unlicensed designers haven't cornered the market on such problems. Same issues happen with licensed "architecters" every day. 1 More Answer

favorite artists who paint a

gregco • 2014

de chirico, Escher, Dali, Woods??? whos your favs.

Chicago massing/base map nee

gregco • 2014

Hello architects- Can someone please share a dwg file of downtown Chicago with me? I am a thesis student in Boston at the BAC and am seeking a 3D sketchup massing or 2d line drawing of the streets and building footprints around Michigan Ave/Columbus Ave. and the riv... Read More

Hi, would it be possible to send me the file too? I'm also doing my thesis in a architecture and finding it extremely difficult looking for a plan of the goose Island area. Any help would be immensely appreciated. 3 More Answers

Students - Whats missing fro

gregco • 2014

Hi, I am just starting to prepare some material for lectures to UK Part 3 students on the Financial Management of Practices and Projects. This is an area that I have always felt is undervalued in training - and indeed the whole profession. For the Profession to thri... Read More

Bobby, Architect

should also show them how much you can go into the red by under estimating the time/fees involved in a project...there is an art to feeling out how much hand holding specific clients may or may not need and to plan accordingly. 1 More Answer

M.Arch after Bachelor in Int

gregco • 2014

Hi everyone, So I have a bachelor in Interior architecture, and I need to get a master in Architecture since this is what I wanted in the first place. What masters are offered in architecture for a person coming from an interior design background. What degree option... Read More

Sounds like something I need to know too! 1 More Answer

Street Widening and Lot Area

gregco • 2014

The City (Los Angeles) is asking for 5' of street dedication and I can't figure out if my maximum residential floor area and percentage of lot coverage allowed is based on the lot square footage before my people give the City 250 s.f of their lot or the lot size aft... Read More

Bobby, Architect

You could try arguing that the 5' dedication is a hardship and that you should be allowed to count that square footage as part of your RFA. your plan checker can grant that depending on why the city wants the 5' dedication. Otherwise you are probably screwed. My next question would be, can you deduct that 5' dedication from your prevailing se... 1 More Answer

What type of house do we hav

gregco • 2014

Architecture Pros, We moved into this house last year, but have no idea what style of house it is. Can anyone shed any light? Thank you SO much in advance! Best, Jay

probably somewhere in one of these: 1 More Answer

Help identifying the style o

gregco • 2014

I've found a house that I really like, and was trying to find the exact style of the house so when I speak with other architects they understand what I am looking for.

Bobby, Architect

One of thousands of varieties of the Turn-of-the-Millennium Home Developer Mishmash Pretension Style. Perhaps in the future it will be referred to as American Late Elizabethan II Style. 1 More Answer

A swimming manatee

gregco • 2014

Save viewing this until you are an answer. After viewing the answer will come to you. Guaranteed

Bobby, Architect

Get the ball boy. 1 More Answer

SCI-arc Director Search Ques

gregco • 2014

SCI-arc Student Body: In both the immediate SCI-Arc community and Architecture as a whole, a condition has emerged where all those involved have become a shattered group of individuals, unable to join cohesively in order to communicate about the issues directly at h... Read More

Specific language please?

Needing help identifying the

gregco • 2014

I'm sorry for the naive question but I am new at this and would like to research this home a bit more. Does anyone know what style this house would be considered? It was built in 1915. A big thank you in advance!!

Bobby, Architect

why are people obsessed with this question. who cares? 1 More Answer

HELP! I want to go to grad s

gregco • 2014

I have recently decided I don't want to be a business major (even though im almost done with my degree) and I want to become an architect instead! I am having a hard time finding what kind of school to search for or what to look for. I really want to go to school in... Read More

finish your undergrad degree. it will make your future so much easier no matter what you decide to do next. 1 More Answer

How to get into urban design

gregco • 2014

Hi all, I am an urban planning student who would love to get into the field of urban and environmental design. As I understand that an urban planning degree often lack the design skills needed for the field, I am looking at studying a post graduate course next year... Read More

Bobby, Architect

I'd say MArch. Once you're done with core studios, take urban design studios. MUD is basically a combination between MArch and MUP, personally a 60/40 mix. You already have a planning background, so why not focus more on what you're lacking unless the title of the degree matters? Landscape architecture is a whole different field my friend. An... 1 More Answer

Good News/Bad News

gregco • 2014

Good News: Wife is about 10 weeks pregnant now, can tell everyone. Bad News: Laid off today, F F F F State needs to get their butts in gear and process my license

congrats man...stay home with your kid for awhile. 1 More Answer

Egress From Third Floor Resi

gregco • 2014

It is my understanding that egress from a third floor in a single family home per the IRC requires two separate stairs. Two floors and you can have a stair and a jump platform, but three floors you will need two stairs. Is that correct? I recently saw a home built... Read More

Where are you located? Local code is critical. 1 More Answer

NCARB Says my School is not

gregco • 2014

Hi All; I am in the process of starting my ARE taking an was going to request ARE testing authorization from NCARB. When I sat down to do this, I was shown to be ineligible to do this, and it seem to be because NCARB things my M.Arch is from a accredited institution... Read More

Bobby, Architect

Point them to NAAB. 1 More Answer

Is a MS in Health and Design

gregco • 2014

I'm currently applying to a few masters programs (Georgia Tech, Clemson, University of Arizona and University of Michigan) due to the availability of a master of science in health and design (or similar wording)...I'm a newlywed trying to balance choosing grad schoo... Read More

I didn't realize that anyone aspired to be an adjunct. Here's a sampling of article titles I found in a 10 second web search: 1 More Answer

Integrated digital practice?

gregco • 2014

I am trying to get a handle on who's leading the industry with the most integrated digital practice. I am talking about firms that recognize the potential for technology to reshape and reinform what architecture is and how it can benefit the practice of architecture... Read More

There are few companies that have pods that specialize in developing digital tools. Woods Bagot, NBBJ, and KPF come to mind. I'd classically include shop, but I don't know if that's true or not, anymore. 1 More Answer

Recovering video off a forma

gregco • 2014

So, I'm stupid, and formatted an SD card and thus lost a crucial video file. Been looking up ways to recover data, and have tried a few, not many to any degree of workable avail. Anyone had a similar problem and found a workable solution? Thanks a lot.

Toggle the little switch to read-only because you don't want anything to overwrite the old data. 1 More Answer

Duchamp to direct THE LUCKY

gregco • 2014

Marcel Duchamp has agreed to direct The Lucky Bums, a theatrical reenactment of Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier, starring Grace Princess of Monaco as Leonora Ashburnham, Rainier III Prince of Monaco as Edward Ashburnham, Flavia Maria Augusta as Florence Dowell, a... Read More

this is the saddest story i have ever heard rita 1 More Answer

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