Saturday , 23 September 2017


Architecture Site Analysis Guide

Architecture Site Analysis FI

This is our updated, revised site analysis guide for architecture. You can download this as a handy pdf by clicking the link below. Click Here to Download Prior to starting any design, your client will want to know whether construction on the site is viable. Carrying out an extensive site analysis will assess wether development is financially feasible, and establish …

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First In Architecture is 5 years old!

5 years ago I was sat in an office, dreaming. I had this crazy idea that I wanted to start a blog, one that could help architecture students get the best out of their studies. I secretly dared to dream that I could turn it into a full time endeavour (but I didn’t tell anyone that at the time).   …

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Looking after your mental health as an architecture student

Recently, I have been reading about mental health in the discipline of architecture. It is unsettling to learn that architects are very susceptible to suffering with mental health problems and in particular, architecture students also have concerns over their mental health. The reasons are pretty obvious. As students there are fears of debt, workloads and practical training. Out in practice, …

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What is the best laptop for architecture students? 2017/2018

Post Updated August 2017 If you would like to download our mini guide to purchasing a laptop for your architecture studies, click on the link below. Click Here to Download The Guide I need a laptop for my architecture studies! Buying a laptop for your studies and future career can be a bit of a minefield. The main thing to …

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Hand drawn tree elevations – Set 7

If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy trees continues… I have put together another selection of sketchy trees in elevation (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your architectural and landscaping plans. The selection consists of jpegs as seen below (watermark removed), along with a photoshop file …

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Space Planning Basics

Note: You can download this post as a PDF for printing or saving, by clicking the button below. Click Here to Download Space planning is a complex process with many factors to consider. The principles of space planning involve satisfying a defined criteria on a priority basis – as a result, space planning is frequently about compromise. That being said, …

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Free CAD Blocks – People 04

FIA CAD Blocks People 04 FI

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. My free autocad block library continues to grow – if you have any suggestions for useful content please get in touch. This set of cad blocks includes: People in elevation People Cad Blocks –  elevation …

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