Welcome to First In Architecture!

Resources and guides for architecture students and professionals. We help you get results!

If you are new to the site click on the button below!

Want to get ahead of the pack?

Join 10,000+ active members of the FIA community and sign up to my newsletter

What do you need help with?

You are working hard, getting lots done, but sometimes you could do with a little help. Check out some of the areas I would love to offer my help.

Recent Posts

Free CAD Blocks – Sports Courts

Here is a set of free sports cad blocks provided by CADdetails.com. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them and add them to your personal library. We would like to thank CADdetails.com for allowing us to share their CAD blocks - they have a vast...

Architecture Precedent Study and Analysis

What is an Architecture Precedent Study? A precedent can be defined in the following ways: Something said or done that may serve as an example or rule to authorzie or justify a subsequent act of the same or an analogous kind. The convention established by such a...

Architecture Site Analysis Guide

This is our updated (Oct 2018), revised site analysis guide for architecture. You can download this as a handy pdf by clicking the link below. Click here to download! Why do you carry out an architectural site analysis? Prior to starting any design, your client will...

Top 10 Free AutoCAD Block Websites

[Updated October 2018]Looking for the best CAD block websites? Firstly, we have our own CAD block library so head over to our cad block pages to check it out. I will continue to build it, and if there is anything missing you want to see just let...

The Architectural Design Brief – The Checklist

What is an architectural design brief? The architectural design brief forms the very beginning of the design process. The brief is relevant in both educational and professional settings. Student projects are often based around a real life...

How to convert raster or vector image to dwg

Have you heard of Scan2CAD?  Scan2CAD is a great tool that allows you to convert vector and raster files into cad files (dwg or dxf). Luke from Scan2CAD has put together a tutorial for us, demonstrating exactly how the software works, and...

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.