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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...

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...

Hand drawn tree elevations – Set 7

Sketchy tree elevations! 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...

Space Planning Basics

Note: You can download this space planning post as a PDF for printing or saving, by clicking the button below. //static.leadpages.net/leadboxes/current/embed.js Download PDF Now Space planning is a complex process with many factors to consider. The principles of space...

Free CAD Blocks – People 04

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...

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.