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.
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.
Architects need to reinvent their firms as new professions are taking a bite from the big cake of architecture. Young architects should devise a unique method of staying relevant, especially in today’s ever-shrinking world of architecture. Collaboration, information technology and latest software and hardware and getting your work out there are the key to re-invent architectural practice. Collaboration can help you outsource specialized fields and save unnecessary overhead costs. Use of modern software can make practice easy and save thousands of unnecessary printing costs. Embrace 3D printing and utilize the internet as a resource to stay ahead of the competition.