In this blog post, we discuss the importance of architectural drawings in the construction process and break down the various elements and numbering systems found in a typical architectural drawing document for construction. This post is a must-read for architects looking to gain hands-on experience and understanding of how to effectively convey construction information through proper sheet numbering and organization. From cover sheets and legends to site plans, floor plans, roof plans, reflected ceiling plans, elevations, and more, this post provides a comprehensive guide to architectural drawings and how they are used in the building process.
This article delves into how architects’ natural inclination towards divergent thinking allows them to approach projects with a creative mindset, generating new ideas and exploring different possibilities, while technologists’ inclination towards convergent thinking enables them to focus, organize, and pay attention to the necessary details required during a project.
AI is revolutionizing architectural visualization by generating stunning images from textual inputs. The use of AI offers significant advantages in terms of ease, speed, and efficiency of rendering. However, it may pose a potential threat to traditional 3D modeling and rendering tools such as 3Ds Max, Revit, V-ray, Lumion, and Enscape.
Storytelling in architecture is the use of narratives, themes, and symbolic elements in the design of buildings and spaces to create meaning and connection. It has the ability to enhance the user experience, create a sense of place and identity, improve communication, and add aesthetic value. By using storytelling elements in their work, architects can help to make their designs more memorable, engaging, and meaningful for people.
After years of hard work, perseverance, and determination, my dream of becoming a licensed architect in Canada has officially commenced. In this article, I share my journey of securing an Intern Architect position and the importance of soft skills, building a portfolio, and utilizing tools like LinkedIn in the job search process. Join me as I reflect on my 30 months in Canada and embark on my final journey towards licensure in just 2-3 years. Follow my journey and learn from my experiences as a foreign-trained architect in Canada
While hand sketches and drawings engage the architects’ creative side and should continue to be taught in schools, software use polishes and packages this creativity in a presentable manner. If you are an architect, architecture graduate or student, then it is time to start brushing up on the relevant architecture software skills in demand in 2022.
In this article, the author discusses their experiences in the Architectural Technologies program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). They share details about the structure of the program and how it is tailored for foreign-trained architects, including the courses offered and the focus on Canadian building codes and regulations. The author also highlights how the program emphasizes the unique Canadian climate and construction methods, and how it requires students to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. They express their excitement about the new ideas and knowledge they are learning, but also note that some foreign-trained architects may need to put in more time and effort in certain areas.
The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has published the list of accredited schools of architecture in Nigeria for 2020. According to ARCON, the purpose of the publication was to inform and guide the public on their choice of schools. It further stated that only schools listed below have been duly accredited to admit students to study architecture in Nigeria.
This is a complete list of the top 10 prestigious Australian universities in 2020 by the Times Higher Education. These universities offer a master’s degree program in architecture that Nigerians and international students seeking to undertake a master’s degree programme in Australia can explore.
This is a list of the best 8 highly ranked Canadian universities in 2020 ideal for a master’s program in architecture. These universities offer some of the best professional master’s program in architecture that Nigerians and international students seeking admission can explore. The admission requirement for most of the listed schools is a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture.
This is the list of the top 8 highly-ranked African universities in 2020 ideal for architecture study. Nigerians should explore them to acquire the best quality knowledge in Africa. This list was derived from the university ranking of the two most influential and prestigious university ranking organization in the the world.
This article teaches you how to write a resume or CV. It enlightens you on how to create a list of previous and present key job you have held, key accomplishments, key expertise, personalities and values, and unique selling point. With these database, you can always pull out relevant information to respond to any job posting.
In May 2019, I said goodbye to my students as I went on a leave of absence from my university. I was a lecturer at the department of architecture at the University of Benin in Nigeria, and was also the acting head of the department for the last 9 months before I left. It was an emotional moment for both myself and the students as they organized a farewell gathering and mostly came out to give humbling farewell speeches in my honor in one of their studios. They said a lot of nice things that made me realize that our little good efforts and kind gestures as lecturers go a long way to bring out the best in students
The article discusses four things-to-know about studying and practicing architecture. The first is that studying architecture is rigorous and time-consuming, with architecture majors spending the most time outside of class studying compared to other majors. The second is that passion is necessary to succeed in the field, as the design process can be frustrating and students and professionals are often subject to scrutiny and criticism. The third is that becoming an architect takes a minimum of 9 years, including undergraduate and graduate education, professional exams, and a period of apprenticeship. The fourth is that job options for architects are limited, with many graduates moving into private practice due to a lack of high-paying job options.