Life of an Architect

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@bobborson photo The concept sketch for this
The concept sketch for this year's playhouse - starting to feel it #sketching #LoaA #sketching #whatanarchitectdoes #playhouzz
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@bobborson photo New video that shows
New video that shows "Frankensteining". There about 7 layers of trace stacked up and I'm assembling the various ideas into a single drawing. Towards the end I pull everything apart and you can see just how many layers are there. #sketching #whatanarchitectdoes #architect #architecturesketch
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@bobborson photo This is the fruit of an
This is the fruit of an entire roll of trace - 3 floors and almost 10,000 square feet of house ... and I'm not even close. #sketch #sketching #design #LoaA #whatanarchitectdoes
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@bobborson photo Nice and simple disguise the
Nice and simple disguise the effort to achieve the end results. #LoaA #design #architecture #brick #limestone Scale and proportion are everything - topic of tomorrow's bonus LoaA post
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@bobborson photo Getting closer - scale and
Getting closer - scale and proportion studies this afternoon #whatanarchitectdoes #sketch #sketching
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@bobborson photo Putting together a
Putting together a #sketchapalooza post for next week - it'll give me something to do over the holiday break other than food coma naps on the couch. #wrongpriorities #whatanarchitectdoes #sketching #sketch
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@bobborson photo Scale figures - even when
Scale figures - even when they're not very good, change everything in a design sketch #whatanarchitectdoes #design #architect #sketching
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@bobborson photo Graphite and colored pencil -
Graphite and colored pencil - my partner Michael is so old school! ... maybe I should get out my colored pencils (he thinks jealously) #whatthisarchitectdoes #lifeofanarchitect #drawing #coloredpencil
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@bobborson photo Interesting day at MMBA - I’m
Interesting day at MMBA - I’m hand sketching a quick design concept at my desk while the rest of the office experiments with the @htcvive virtual reality system. Everybody took turns walking through one of my projects that is currently in development. . . . . . . . #vr #virtualreality #htcvive #architecture #architectsoffice #design #designprocess #thefutureisnow #sketching
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@bobborson photo We do little projects as
We do little projects as well, something that seems to surprise most people. I am lucky to be in a position to choose projects because I like the folks with whom I get to work (making the fee work is sometimes a challenge but we typically find a way to make it work) . . . . . . . #whatthisarchitectdoes #design #smallprojects #sketching #architecturalsketch #conceptdesign #architectstalkthroughsketches
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@bobborson photo Sometimes you just have to
Sometimes you just have to explain how to lay out drawings on a sheet. We were all there once ... . . . . . . . #whatthisarchitectdoes #sketching #design #architect #drawings #architectural #teaching #constructiondrawings #howitsdone
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@bobborson photo Most of my design
Most of my design conversations with my coworkers look like this - a 12’ long piece of trace paper that articulates concepts better than words. It isn’t beautiful, but it’s effective and collaborative ... and it goes in the trash by the end of the day. . . . . . . . #whatthisarchitectdoes #sketching #design #designprocess #collaborative #tracepaper
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@bobborson photo Now that our party is done
Now that our party is done and we are spending the morning in recovery, it’s time to get back to work. This is a new commercial project in San Marcos that @landonwms and I are working on - sketching through elevation studies is a nice way to end the week
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@bobborson photo Sketching up plans, sections,
Sketching up plans, sections, details all at the same time - developing into something I believe will be pretty cool . . . . . . . #architecture #design #sketch #schematicdesign #sharpie #trace #whatthisarchitectdoes
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@bobborson photo As we move further into fall,
As we move further into fall, it’s dark when I get to work, and it’s dark when I leave. I wish I enjoyed coffee in these moments.
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@bobborson photo Steel shelf is in place,
Steel shelf is in place, models are temporary ... feeling a bit more complete. Thanks to my friend Robert Hasty for the metal work . . . . . #steel #architect #architectsoffice #steelshelf #models #architecturemodels
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@bobborson photo I like getting to work first
I like getting to work first - I can use my desk light rather than turn on the overhead, effectively hiding the mess that is my office . . . . . . #whatthisarchitectdoes #architects #architectslife #architectsoffice #9dollarlamp #lifeofanarchitect #glorywall #earlymorning
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@bobborson photo Redlines and notes from one
Redlines and notes from one of our young, ridiculously smart, associates ... I'm sure it makes perfect sense to him as everybody has their own way of working through things . . . . . #redlines #beautifulmind #architect #drawings #constructiondrawings
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@bobborson photo We are gearing up for a party
We are gearing up for a party at my office so we've been experimenting with party swag. Printed up some stickers for consideration but there's a lot more stuff on the way! . . . . . . #party #partytime #stickers #sticker #architect #swagforarchitects #swag #officeparty
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@bobborson photo One of the best feelings you
One of the best feelings you can experience is recognition from your peers for being yourself. I am incredibly grateful to the architectural community for supporting me ... now all I need is a hammer and a fistful of nails. #partyiscoming
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@bobborson photo I brought @leni_theaussie up
I brought @leni_theaussie up to the office on Friday - she shut things down for a bit. My coworker @danielleanderson1004 took this photo instead of working ... 😜#australianshepherdsofinstagram #australianshepherd #aussie #aussiepuppy #workdog #redtriaussie #lenithepuppy
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@bobborson photo sketching through some late
sketching through some late night ideas this morning and the first observation is ... I need more color variety in my marker collection #architecture #design #whatthisarchitectdoes #tombowmarkers #sketching #markers
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@bobborson photo Home stretch on the model for
Home stretch on the model for the cabin project - only 5,000 more trees to go #whatthisarchitectdoes #modelmaking #architecture #firmculture #justbecause
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@bobborson photo Working on a new model for
Working on a new model for the office - this will be of the cabin project we just wrapped up #whatthisarchitectdoes #design #firmculture #architecture #modelmaking #justbecausewewantit
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@bobborson photo Happy to be sketching through
Happy to be sketching through design ideas on a new office building project this afternoon ... certainly more enjoyable than how I spent my morning #monthlybilling #whatthisarchitectdoes #tombowmarkers #sharpie
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@bobborson photo [takes deep breath]
[takes deep breath] Aaahhhhhhh .... #summerinterns
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