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How to Write An Architecture Dissertation 101

How to Write An Architecture Dissertation 101

How to Write an Architecture Dissertation 101​   In this post we will explore how to write an architecture dissertation, but first…   What is an architecture dissertation?   The architecture dissertation (or thesis) is an opportunity to demonstrate the...

Architecture Precedent Study and Analysis

Architecture Precedent Study and Analysis

A precedent can be defined in the following ways: Something said or done that may serve as an example or rule to authorise or justify a subsequent act of the same or an analogous kind. The convention established by such a precedent or by long practice. A person or...

The Best Apps for Measured Surveys

The Best Apps for Measured Surveys

The Best Apps for Measured Surveys   Introduction   [Post Updated April 2023]This post is a response to many reader questions asking for advice on measured surveys - the gear, kit, tech, and even the best apps for measured surveys. — I don’t do so much...

Architecture Portfolio for University Applications

Architecture Portfolio for University Applications

Architecture Portfolio for University Applications   Introduction   An architecture portfolio for university applications gives you the opportunity to showcase your unique identity and creative skills to the admissions officers or interviewers at your chosen...

CAD Template Guide

CAD Template Guide

CAD Template Guide   Looking to get your hands on a great CAD template? Scroll down to the end to see the different templates we have available to download from First In Architecture.What is a CAD Template?   A CAD template file stores settings, styles and data for...

Measured Survey – How to Measure a Building

Measured Survey – How to Measure a Building

Measured Survey: How to measure a building​?   A measured survey is a survey carried out on a building or site in order to produce accurate drawings, such as plans, elevations and sections. These drawings can then be used as a starting point for any design work. ...

Architecture Competitions For Students

Architecture Competitions For Students

Architecture Competitions For Students   Introduction   Architecture competitions can be greatly beneficial for students as they can help to inspire creativity, enhance architectural design skills and provide future opportunities.  There are a broad range of...

Architecture Presentation Board Tips

Architecture Presentation Board Tips

Introduction   The Architecture Presentation Board is a means of producing visually captivating summaries of design projects. They can be used for a variety of purposes. On an academic level, students use them for their architecture school submissions but they...

Architecture Presentation Board Templates

Architecture Presentation Board Templates

We are excited to present a selection of 14 Architecture Presentation Board Templates in Photoshop and Indesign that all have varying layouts and fonts.  Sometimes trying to get the layout of your presentation board just right can prove to be quite difficult and time...

How to Get Natural Light into Basements

How to Get Natural Light into Basements

Typically, it is considered difficult to make a basement feel light and bright. Often they are turned into storage areas, or maybe a home gym, or cinema where natural light is not so important. However, if you are looking to design a basement space that has a more...

British Architectural House Styles

British Architectural House Styles

British Architectural House Styles   Introduction   There are a variety of British Architectural House Styles. Identifying what time period a house was built in may be beneficial in unpacking its history, design and intended use.  An architectural style...

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide

Architecture Assignment Brief Guide   Introduction   Throughout your architecture studies, you will carry out countless architecture assignments. These assignments will take many different forms. You certainly won’t just be asked to write essays. Whether it...

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.