That's an easy one. I was always drawing maps and houses as a small child apparently and aged about 8 or 9 we were on holiday in North Wales and 'pester power' got a visit to Portmeirion. The hotel and resort village was designed by...

The following text, very slightly edited, if from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada:“A person or entity registered to use the title "architect" and to practice architecture in the U.K..The most basic definition of an architect is a professional who is qualified to design and...

Architects give great advice ALL THE TIME that if acted on can will put significant money into your pockets. I've been in practice for over 30 years and KNOW my value.So, why should architects make other people rich without getting paid well for it? I...

One of the advantages of using the latest software is that as KR.eativ: Architects I am more productive that I was when working on a drawing board or using 2D CAD on computer. I can also handle larger projects, up to £25 million, without needing...

I have been fascinated by the writings of the Roman Vitruvius (well the translations) for 40 years and they appear to be becoming more and more relevant: In lay terms he is saying that an architect must be a thinker and a doer, the thinking informs...

Following on from the first instalment of my comments on Vitruvius, the following demonstrates just one aspect of the importance of learning. At school over 40 years ago the beginnings of computing were interesting us as sixth formers and Maths lessons included learning BASIC. Some...

One of the recurring themes with projects is the "Justa" project. Client phones up with "I'd like some plans drawn for a project, It is just a small extension". It happens on bigger projects too. They want an extension, and it follows this chain of...

There has been much talk and media concern about the number of jobs that will be lost in the coming years through the AI revolution. The good news is that architects are way down the list at only a 2% likelihoodHowever, technical staff are not...

It is newsletter time again:newsletter-1807-JulyThere are also lots of free PDFs accessible through the website and if you book a free 20 minute 'Ask and Expert' call to get you started in the right direction.As the practice has a window of opportunity, for using the...