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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

Nude drawings in portfolio

gregco • 2014

Hi all, I am a high school student planning to apply for top Canadian and UK schools such as Cambrige, UCL, and McGill. Recently, my art teacher recommended doing a nude drawing based on the portfolio instruction's emphasis on life drawing. However, I do not feel ve... Read More

Bobby, Architect

All the hot girls of Montreal... there must be something in the water 1 More Answer

Building Products

I can not place/host this re

dianne • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Thanks for your feedback. This fireplace model can place and align on the wall when you load it into the project. The fireplace model depth is 420mm and it is fix size, so back of the model may look overlap/not align with the wall if the wall thickness is less than 420mm. Hope this could help. Thanks. 5 More Answers

4415 HO GSR2 Fireplace
Building Products

I want to insert it in my ce

Linh • 2014

Or tell me why?

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

This is face-based model, have you try attached it to the ceiling in your project? Try load model in 3D view could be easier. Thanks.

Kone 611 by Delray Lighting
Building Products

What possible value do these

Lidiette, Student • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

So true! We will pass your request to manufacturer. Thanks.

Apis Round Brass Dining Table

If i want to work as BIm, wh

Gavin • 2014

I m currently a year 12 student and I want to become part of the BIM Sorry for bad English thank you

Ilia, Architect

I'm an Architecture student, and I spend most of my time working on BIM. Hope this helps. 1 More Answer

Standard Fromat of "Bill of

abhishek • 2014

What is the Standard Fromat of "Bill of Quantity" for Skirting in BIM and what is the easy way to calcuate it

I can not see Grids "live" i

Marius, Architect • 2014

I have set up Worksharing and set up the Worksets - Central File is on the server and local file on my desktop. Other team members can see the Grids "live" in their local files, yet I can not. What did I do wrong

BIMStop Add-on for ArchiCAD

Daniel, Architect • 2014

Any chance you can update the Add-on to work with ArchICAD 18?

Modlar, Modlar Administrator

We are currently working on our add-on tools for ArchiCAD 18 and it will be available soon.

Building Products

Im looking for sketch up mod

gino, Engineer • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Hi gino-oca, if you look under the "BIM Downloads" tab above there are SketchUp models for this product. You can also you the search filters at the top of the screen to filter for only SketchUp models.

Gaggenau Refrigerator RF471701

Do any of these models open

Chris • 2014

Saw this site in Facebook and signed up. I can't get any models to open in Cinema 4D. Is there a way to do so ? Right now I am just getting splines to show up and not full 3D objects. Thanks.

TJ, Architect

Download the free trial of sketch up. Open skp file and export. That might work. 2 More Answers

Building Products

How can I download something

chen, Architect • 2014
Antony, Manufacturer

Hi chen-longfei, Just select the product from the main page and click on the 'BiM Downloads' tab. Hit the red download button and it will start to download on to your computer. There are Revit 2014 and AutoCAD files available. Regards Antony

Islay Chair Collection
Building Products

Where is the link of downloa

Amir • 2014
Antony, Manufacturer

Hi amirfarkhad, just select the product from the main page and click on the 'BiM Downloads' tab. There are Revit 2014 and AutoCAD files available. Regards Antony.

Islay Chair Collection
Building Products

Hi gianfranco.

Antony, Manufacturer • 2014

guidetto; As you probably know you can't back save in Revit unfortunately. But what you can do is take the CAD Model and insert it in to your own new Revit Family. You will be able to assign colours and materials through the visibility/graphic override. You can do t... Read More

Plaza Armless Chair
Building Products

Why are there no Revit files

Damofs, Engineer • 2014
Modlar, Modlar Administrator

Sorry, this product does not have Revit file available, please feel free to send us the request and we will pass it onto the manufacturer for you. Thanks.

Tresa® Roman Tub Trim T67338
Building Products

Lovely! How can I download

Chybuz, Architect • 2014
Antony, Manufacturer

Hi Chybuz. Adlife; All you need to do is follow the 'Downloads' link. There are Revit 2014 Families 3D AutoCAD Models and 2D AutoCAD Block's. Hope this helps

Islay Chair Collection
Building Products

How can I download this elem

ZION, Engineer • 2014
James, Architect

Hi, you can click the download button above! thanks

Aspect 254/255 by Delray Lighting

Spiral escalator?

Robert, Student • 2014

i am looking for the spiral escalator for my project. Please assist me.if it is possible help me acquire bim material for my projects and more to come.

Hi Robert. On Mitsubishi site you can find short information. http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/elevator/products/asme/escalators/spiral_es/index.html