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Measured Surveys with OrthoGraph

I have been approached by OrthoGraph, who have told me about their great building survey system. They provide the means to carry out a building survey using your mobile device - providing you with a faster way to measure and document a building. I am really excited to...

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

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

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

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

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 sketchup. -...

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.