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What Does an Architect Do?

Author: Paul When we hear someone bring up or talk about architects, they are often fascinated by architecture. It’s incredibly rewarding to imagine something that has never been built before, then deciding and directing what labor, materials, and equipment are necessary to complete the build. We often hear things like, "Oh, I wanted to be…

Architecture Design Principles & Elements of Building Design

Author: Paul If you break down your job to the most basic concepts, you'll get the fundamental principles upon which your work-life relies. As architects and designers, we use our understanding of architectural design principles and elements of design to create functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings. The following concepts of architecture have been cultivated throughout…

How to Become an Architect & Designer in California

Author: Adriana & Shaunt If you are passionate about design, have an appreciation for detail, and like to look at obstacles from every angle, you might have a future as an architect. Architecture is the design of things that make up the built environment around us. Learning how to become an architect requires an interest…

Our Favorite Examples of Architecture & Great Building Designs

Author: Jamie & Stephanie As architects, we create unique architectural designs to solve the issues of our clients and the people who use and occupy our buildings. However, we're also students of architecture with passion for innovative buildings and examples of designs. Read on to learn about what two of our architects, Stephanie Say and…

What Is Architectural Style? How Is It Integrated in Modern Architecture?

Author: Rita & Bart From a historical perspective, architectural styles are valuable because they give you a glimpse into specific cultures during different time periods—but what is architectural style, how do architects create design styles, and how are design styles integrated in modern architecture? A common misconception is that buildings often are constructed to conform…

Construction Phase of the Design Process

Author: Jamie Steinmetz An architectural project starts with the conceptual design, leads into the architectural design phase, and ends with the construction phase—the part of the design process that brings to life the vision of the client and creativity of the architect. As the architect, communication with stakeholders, consultants, jurisdictional authorities, and contractors are critical…