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Sketchy people psd download

Sketchy people psd download

If you have come across some of my other downloads you will see that my obsession with sketchy stuff continues... I have put together a selection of sketchy people in elevation (photoshop and jpeg files) for you to use in your architectural graphics and works. The...

Effective Study – Research, reading, note taking

Effective Study – Research, reading, note taking

In this post we look at effective study. How to perform thorough and relevant research how to absorb large amounts of information How to read large amounts of text How to take effective notes   In my opinion, study is more about efficiency than time. Some people...

Free Tree Elevations For Sketchup

Free Tree Elevations For Sketchup

I recently made some trees in photoshop for free download - you can get your trees by clicking on the image below if you don't have them already. Anyways, I thought it might be handy to be able to use these trees in Sketchup too. So, I have taken some of the tree...

SketchUp Help and Tutorials

SketchUp Help and Tutorials

In this post I want to introduce you to MasterSketchUp.com. This is a website run by Matt Donley who is doing amazing stuff in the sketchup world. His website has loads of sketchup tutorials that you will no doubt find really useful. You can head straight there by...

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 3

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 3

Designing for Accessibility Care and consideration should be taken during the design stages to ensure you are providing suitable means for access to the kitchen appliances and spaces to enable efficient use of the space. If your future occupier of the kitchen is...

Architecture Portfolio for Interview

Architecture Portfolio for Interview

Your portfolio is a creative expression of you, your skills, your ability to communicate and a general self-promoting tool! It provides a brief snap shot of your talent and gives you the chance to create a great first impression. Therefore, you need to spend the time...

Free CAD Blocks – Dynamic windows and doors

Free CAD Blocks – Dynamic windows and doors

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. We hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour to continue building our free autocad block library - if you have any suggestions for useful...

Colour Trees – Free PSD Download 3

Colour Trees – Free PSD Download 3

So here we go with another instalment of my tree obsession! I have been messing around with some trees in elevation, and thought you might like to treat yourself to a free download. They are not particularly fancy, but you can always drop them into a sketch drawing,...

Free CAD Blocks – Sport and Gym Equipment

Free CAD Blocks – Sport and Gym Equipment

Here is another set of free cad blocks from the First In Architecture Cad Block database. We hope you find them useful. Please feel free to download them. We will endeavour to continue building our free autocad block library - if you have any suggestions for useful...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job in Architecture

The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job in Architecture

Concerned about finding work after your degree? Don't know how to write a CV? Don't know how to start applying for your placement year? Out of work and trying to get back into the architectural field. Studying Architecture is hard work. You live in the studio and you...

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 2

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 2

Part 1 of the kitchen design series looked at how to develop the brief for your kitchen design, including the type of questions you need to be asking the client. We also looked at different layouts, along with the work triangle. If you missed part 1 click on the...

Internships and Working Abroad in Architecture

Internships and Working Abroad in Architecture

I have had quite a few people now asking me about how to get internships abroad or how to find work abroad. I have never worked abroad myself, so although my experience is lacking, I thought I could point you in the direction of some useful information I have found....

Site model in Sketchup from CAD

Site model in Sketchup from CAD

Following on from the how to model a site in SketchUp using the help of Google Earth video, this tutorial shows you how to use a cad drawing as the starting point for your 3d model.In this video we look at:- Setting up your cad drawing for exporting to...

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 1

Kitchen Design Tips – Part 1

When you start with your kitchen design you first have to consider the clients needs. Based on discussions with your client you can establish a brief for the design of the kitchen. The kind of questions you need to be asking the client include the following (this is...

Quick CAD Tips – How to scale a drawing

Quick CAD Tips – How to scale a drawing

In this video, I show you how to scale a drawing or image in cad, using either the scale or align tool. I also show you how to import an image into cad for tracing.   

Architecture Job Interview Tips – Part 2

Architecture Job Interview Tips – Part 2

In Part 1 of the job interview series we looked at how to prepare for the interview, focusing on the research you need to carry out and making sure you are one step ahead of the other candidates. In Part two we will look at the kind of questions you may get asked in...

Architecture Job Interview Tips – Part 1

Architecture Job Interview Tips – Part 1

Architecture Job Interview is a two part series that looks at how to prepare for your interview, tips and techniques to use during your interview, right through to following up for feedback. This part of the series looks at the preparation before the interview. So,...

Quick CAD Tips – Working with layouts and viewports

Quick CAD Tips – Working with layouts and viewports

In this video, I show you how to set up and work with viewports in your layout sheets. I look at the difference between paperspace and model space, setting up different scales in your viewports so that you can print a layout with different scaled drawings....

Understanding Architectural Details 3

Understanding Architectural Details 3

Understanding Architectural Details 3 After the success of the first two Understanding Architectural Details ebooks, I knew it was time to dig deeper. Book 1 looked at domestic or residential construction details, while book 2 studied basement design. For...

How to measure and draw angled walls

How to measure and draw angled walls

One of my readers, Tom :), got in touch to ask for a bit of assistance with measured surveys. Although I have written a post about the basics, this video goes a bit deeper and helps to measure and draw out rooms that have angled walls. This provides you with a step by...

Architecture CV – Everything you need to know – Part 5

Architecture CV – Everything you need to know – Part 5

Welcome to Part 5 of Architecture CV - Everything you need to know. If you haven’t seen Parts one, two and three - I would recommend you check them out. Click on the links below.   Part 5 - Common Mistakes and Frequently Asked Questions In this final part of the...

How To Create A Site Model In SketchUp

How To Create A Site Model In SketchUp

Following on from the site analysis videos, this tutorial shows you how to model a site in SketchUp using the help of Google Earth.In this video we look at: -Adding a location to your site model- Using google earth to import 3d models of surrounding...

Architecture CV – Everything you need to know – Part 4

Architecture CV – Everything you need to know – Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of Architecture CV - Everything you need to know. If you haven’t seen Parts one, two and three - I would recommend you check them out. Click on the links below.   Part 4 - Design This part of the series is all about how to design your architecture...