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The Dos and Don’ts of Design Charrettes

Design charrettes aren’t what they used to be – and for good reason.

The concept came together a few centuries ago in France, where architect professors would send a cart around to pick up work from the students. If the students weren’t done, they would jump in the cart or run alongside it with their work to continue tweaking until it was time to present.

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5 Reasons Why Drawing is Still Necessary for Architects

There is no doubt that the advances in digital technology have advanced the architecture field. Architects have more tools than ever before to create accurate, lifelike designs. The renderings that programs like Revit, Rhino and Sketchup can generate are closer to the end product than we’ve ever been able to get before.

I like computers, and we at RS&H use these programs on a daily basis. But there is another tool that I find the most essential for us architects: the pencil.

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