The Philosophies of Drawing: Small Firm Forum

Thursday June 4, 2015
Noon – 1:30pm

Free for AIA members / $3 for non-members
Brown bag lunch (BYO lunch)

1.5 CES LUs

Hosts: Maggie Maiers, AIA & Donald Wardlaw, AIA

A characteristic and attractive freedom of small firm architects, is the freedom to choose to express our intent via our drawings in the manner we find most comfortable and/or effective.  This may contrast with the stricter client driven documents requirements that larger firms must contend with.

Our June program will explore, via the urge to share, the many ways we express our intentions via our drawings.  The ways in which we express our intentions are normally closely linked to what we believe we should say and what we believe we should not say.  The ways we express our intent are also strongly influenced by the technological evolution of the tools we work with, and our reaction to those tools.  Some of us may choose to adopt the latest cutting edge technology, and others may judge it not worthy.

Please bring your thoughts, your biases, and if you feel inspired to do so, examples of how you are expressing your intent in your drawings.  Once in a while, silence is not golden.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Gain an updated perspective on the philosophies small firm architects adopt or reject in choosing their tools for the creation of their drawings.
  1.  Learn what other small firms see as priorities in their strategies for their drawing communications.
  1.   Learn what technical tools are found especially useful in the creation of architectural drawings among small firms.
  1.  Gain a perspective on the trends of graphic communication in small firm practice.







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