I feel like we're paying for our architects' professional development... which might be ok if they had given us a little more notice, but it came up suddenly and without much warning. [more inside]
After months of drawing and re-drawing, we have draft floor plans! Now we need more eyes on the kitchen layout. Looking especially for specific suggestions. [more inside]
I'm purchasing a new home that needs a lot of work done to get it to where we want it. For anyone else who has been through this, can you help me with figuring out what my strategy should be in terms of order of operations? Any other advice from people with experience is very much welcomed, since we have never done any home renovation before. [more inside]
I've been doing frontend web development for around 15 years and want to find a new position at the lead/architect level. I know a few sites to look at, and plenty of recruiters contact me, but what else can I do? [more inside]
What are some analogous technologies in the Java world, compared to the MS stack? [more inside]
A real estate developer offered to meet with me and a friend and have his architect show us conceptual plans of their project in advance of the official unveiling to the public. I've never met with a developer or an architect. What do I do to make this a productive meeting & not waste the time of developer and architect? [more inside]
Going through architecture sites, it looks as if all residential projects in London are of the mostly-glass, super clean type, like this one or the output of these fine people. Are there residential architects who like to do thing in a more, hm, bohemian, messy way, or is that totally out of fashion?
Where can I find more pictures of houses "without" walls like the ones in this link? Also, it would be awesome if I could get some names of architects that share a similar style.
I'm considering going into Architecture. Bad idea? [more inside]
We're planning a kitchen renovation for our century-old house this summer and have been working with an architect who has so far given us a kitchen layout and rough design. We're now getting quotes from general contractors. The GC we met with last night, who we've worked with before and trust, said further work by the architect will be a waste of money because the progress of the project will depend on how construction goes. Is he right? [more inside]
I just bought a 1 bedroom co-op in Brooklyn. I want to gut the kitchen. I have 30k. Is this possible? Can you recommend an architect? Share your story? [more inside]
I am about to graduate from Harvard Architecture School (GSD) with an M.Arch. and am trying to think about what to do in terms of next career steps. I've worked in architectural offices over the summers (some prominent ones) and not been too thrilled with the work and am now trying to decide what to do about my career. A factor in my decision is earning potential and salary. [more inside]
Does New York State law allow anyone other than a licensed Architect to sign off on a building project? [more inside]
I'm looking for a quote by architect Jeanne Gang I read in an article about her last year, and my Google-fu is failing me. Help me, hivemind. [more inside]
I'm looking for an expert witness in the area of architecture copyright in the US. The Northeast would be ideal. It seems like there are a million online, so any additional recommendations would be much appreciated. [more inside]
I have designed a house (in Google Sketch Up) that I intend to build. I have not insignificant relevant experience, but I'm neither an engineer nor an architect. Can I just give my design to any old architect and have them turn it into a coherent blueprint for a house that won't collapse? How much should I expect a thing like that to cost? [more inside]
“Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul” [more inside]
Do I disclose my actual budget to my architect/designer for a major renovation? [more inside]
How do I take my interest in architecture to the next level without going to architecture school or going pro? [more inside]
Good project management software for architects? [more inside]
Help me choose my job title. I'm a software engineer and I'm transitioning from a position where I both manage projects and write code, to a post-management position where I'm not directly responsible for any particular projects but provide overall ideas and advice for the architecture, coding practices, features, and anything else about the system. In addition, I'll still be hacking code on whatever parts of the system I find interesting. It's both more and less than a "software architect" since I'll be doing other things as well and I won't actually be responsible for directing the software architecture, but any ideas and advice I have will be listened to. It's kind of a "do whatever I want" dream job. The CTO proposed "principal software engineer" which is good and conveys the general idea and seniority, but I'm hoping you can help me come up with something better. I'm looking for a professional sounding title, rather than something quirky (although if you have a really great idea for a quirky title, go ahead and post it because I'll enjoy it).
I need advice on where to go next...I just graduated with an Civil Engineering degree. [more inside]
Software recommendations for a landscape architect? [more inside]
Would it be unethical and/or illegal to tell the architect I will file a formal complaint with the state licensing board unless he gives me a refund? [more inside]
Where can I find detailed Blueprint/ Design Layouts for various urban parks? Bonus: Stanley Park, Vancouver. [more inside]
I've commissioned someone to create a rendered "artist's impression" of a planned housing development, but he priced it under the assumption that the architect would release Autocad files of the project. It turns out that the architect will only supply PDFs of the building plans. How can I find someone to turn these plans into something my artist can use, and how much should I expect to pay? All I need is the outside of the building, including the grounds and property fence.
I am an (unlicensed) architect. Friend recently offered me a job as an owner's rep ("Do you want to sub out the expeditor and offer your services, including expediting, as an Owner's rep?") on a small renovation job. (I have the drawings) No contractor or expeditor yet. Asked me for a proposal/fee. I am not familiar with this term/position, responsibilities, duties, time, but know how to put a job together.....want to sound competent while I figure it out. Any advice on putting out some basic questions and eliciting info?
My architect's omission will cost me an extra $25 grand. Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
Several house structural changes planned but due to finances, work will done as money becomes available (probably spanning 10+ years). Would an architect be interested in this kind of project? How would s/he determine fee? [more inside]
going from salary to hourly without benefits... do I have a choice? should i ask for a higher wage?my firm is really slow, so my employers are changing me from salary to hourly... basically, as work comes in, i will get paid for the hours i bill. they are also eliminating my benefits package (heath/dental/vision/401k). i am not sure what my workload will be like, but i was typically working 40 hours/week and might be working less than 20. (i plan to compensate with unemployment if i have to.) [more inside]
Would it be a good idea to hire an architect for this job? Can you recommend one in my northern New England area, or can you recommend ways to find a good one? Any thoughts on how much the job should cost? [more inside]
FontFilter: I'm looking for a font similar to this one, except with non-loopy and straight horizontal strokes. I'd like it to look handwritten, and to be free to download. [more inside]
I would like to build a house . . . just for fun . . . on paper or online. [more inside]
I'm planning a home addition but would like peruse building material sources beyond what's available in consumer hardware stores. What sources do architects and contractors use for non-standard windows and other items? Is there a McMaster-Carr-equivalent for building materials? [more inside]
Vintage lamp clamps? I have this red vintage desk lamp, similar in style to an architect's lamp (like this newer version). It has a thin cylinder at the bottom, presumably to fit into one of those C clamps. Where do I find the right clamp to attach this lamp to a desk or table? [more inside]
i have an architecture degree and a few years of work experience, but i am not sure its for me... can i make a family-friendly career change without going back to school? [more inside]
I'm interested in hiring an architect in Houston to design and build a modest, mid-century modern style house. [more inside]
Inspired by this thread; has anyone every hired an architect? How do you do it? What sorts of things should I be looking for? How do I go about finding one that specializes in "weird". (By weird I mean, not your standard mcmansion floor plan.) What do architects charge to design a building. And do they oversee the building process as a rule, or no? [more inside]
Can you recommend an architect in the Seattle area? I'm hoping to have a second story put on my ranch house, and need professional advice. (I'll also happily take recommendations for contractors.)
I think I want to be an Information Architect. How can I tell if I am qualified? What additional education should I pursue? If not this, then what given my skill set? [more inside]
I'm looking for the source for this John Sayles quote: ". . . That’s why so many of Hitchcock’s guys are architects. In the ecology of certain movies, you need a person to be able to be gone for a long time and having an adventure–and nobody knows what the fuck and architect does. They have little plans that are rolled up, and they go visit a building site every once in a while, but they kick off for a week and a half and have an adventure—nobody misses them. And it’s kind of a classy thing; they obviously went to college, and da-da-da. Otherwise you’ve got to go and work." --filmmaker John Sayles on the suggestion that his own movies insist on the economic necessity of work
What's it like being a Naval Architect? [more inside]
My girlfriend is in the brainstorming stage of her architecture thesis and leaning toward sustainable community planning — any ideas? [more inside]
Architecture or engineering? [more inside]
What is the proper order and nomenclature for numbering architectural drawings? Typically, you break up drawings into different types of views: floorplans, sections, details, and elevations--both outside and [more inside]
What is the current pay rate for an information architect in the Seattle area? [more inside]
Where could a young, devilishly handsome architect find free 3d models of office and residential buildings to download, preferably in 3ds or DXF format? [more inside]
I would like to build a deck in the space between my home and garage. A buddy of mine is a rough carpenter who could do all of the physical labor, but he's really poor at design and organization. How should I go about getting a set of plans/drawings/materials list for him to follow? Are their architects that do this sort of thing? Any idea on cost?
I am preparing a course on Computer Aided Environmental Design for architects and other professionals, and am planning to make extensive use of Ecotect, a package which allows one model and study the solar, light, thermal and acoustic behavior of a building. To round it out, I would like to be able to study ventilation and airflow as well. Is there any easy-to-use (for an architect, not an engineer) software in the vein of Ecotect which will allow basic modeling of ventilation or airflow on a standard PC?