Architecture 101


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What does an Architect add to a project (beside a seal)?

Why Hire an Architect? If you enter into Google “why hire an…” the first suggested search result is for Architect.  Many people find themselves in situations where a city is telling them their project must have sealed drawings for permit approval.  What the city usually does not explain is why […]


Why Use Drafting Standards? 2

It is crucial to be able to communicate with everyone collaborating on a project.  The various documents utilized for a project serve as a central source to collaborate and share information on a project.  Therefore, standards such as consistent layer names, document templates, colors, text styles, and procedures may be […]


What is LEED? 4

LEED is a program created by the U.S. Green Building Council which is intended to provide a framework to judge the level of sustainability of building design and operation.  The rating system is based on five categories which include Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Efficiency (WE), Energy and Atmosphere (EA), Materials […]


How to become an Architect? 6

How to become an Architect? To become a registered Architect in the United States of America there is a three step process: Education, Internship and Examination.  Education The first step is to get an education at an accredited school of Architecture.  The last time I checked there were only 122 […]