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.
Working from home has come to stay. Architects and designers have always worked from home but are we doing it right? This article shows you how to work from home, it’s advantages, how to track your employees remote work, and all the items needed to work effectively and productively.
There are concerns that technology is advancing so rapidly that architects like me will be replaced in the near future. Some people believe that the learning curve will be impossible for architects to overcome and Artificial intelligence (AI) will replace us. However, experts are saying that it is highly unlikely and that it hasn’t been proven that AI can replace architects, especially designers. I agree with this point of view, as I believe that AI lacks the cognitive capabilities such as judgement and emotions, that are necessary for design. Furthermore, I think that AI’s limitations in understanding human experiences make architectural design difficult to automate. However, I do believe that AI could be used to automate certain tasks in architectural design, such as gathering information, but may face challenges in more complex projects.
The blog post discusses how the advent of computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) has made the role of draftsmen in architecture redundant. These technologies have allowed architects to do the work of several draftsmen and produce outputs that are of a higher quality and faster than manual drafting.
I recently migrated from using CAD to Revit after reading an article by Bob Borson on his blog ‘life of an architect’. I found many benefits of using Revit such as automatic updating of plans and easy retrieval of information. I still have some concerns with Revit such as lack of flexibility but overall I believe it is the way forward in architecture.