Architectural Design Process for Students

In a conversion with a 200 Level student of architecture at my University today, I could see his enthusiasm to commence studio design even without knowing the architectural design process. It was his maiden studio work. Like I have observed among several of them, they were all fast to skip the proper articulation and documentation of the architectural design process. Straight they went to drawings. They...

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How To Think Outside The Box For Architects

When I first heard the phrase ‘architects thinking outside the box’ many years ago, I was a little confused. It made me curious why you will suggest one thinks outside the box. Maybe my understanding of the phrase was responsible. I assumed it meant breaking rules with our thought process and wondered if the design therefore would be acceptable. For example, I am given a design...

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10 New Year resolution for Architects

As we enter a new year, resolution for architects are normal. Ideally you assess the plans of the outgoing year before laying out your new plans. Sometimes, you may observe personal weaknesses you want to strengthen. The following resolutions will help add value to the plans of professionals and architects. RESOLUTION 1 – EAT YOUR FEARS Often as young professionals, we are caught between expressing ourselves...

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Maryland Mall Vs Ikeja Mall, Lagos

I sometimes wonder the emotional impact architecture has on people. Lately, I carefully observed Maryland and Ikeja mall. I sought to know if buildings were people, what personality they would have. How they would look. It amazes me how architecture triggers emotions in one. For example, you see a building and you are happy, others you are sad or angry. I want to discuss two buildings...

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How To Give Your Works FREE Online Presence

Did you know that blogs can be used as an internet platform to showcase your works for FREE just like a website? Do you feel the need for an online presence specifically for architectural firms? Your are at the right post. Blogs vs. Website Compared to blogs, a good website has more versatility to its use and design. However, requires professionals to set them up. They...

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3 ways to reinvent your architectural firm

The world the Architect once knew is shrinking. Many new professions or should I say ‘sub-professions’ are springing up. These are taking a bite from the big cake of architecture. Thus, architects need to reinvent the architectural firm. It is therefore imperative for young and upcoming architects to device a unique method of staying relevant. especially in today’s ever shrinking world of architecture. This certainly should...

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How a Quack can become an Architect

Quackery according to Wikipedia is the promotion of fraudulent or ignorant medical practice. In reality the practice of quackery cuts across almost all professions in the world. Today one of the badly hit professions in Nigeria is Architecture. Moving from being a quack to architect is therefore the focus of this article. Arc Ibrahim A. Haruna fnia, described quacks in architecture as people who would have...

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