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What do you need to be a great architect?

I believe being good at something is a combination of qualities and actions. Let me explain. You may have the right qualities to be a good sprinter for example, the right physique etc, but if you don’t train, eat right, look after your body then you will never make...

Free CAD Blocks – Furniture 04

Here is another set of 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 content...

Architectural Model Making for Students

We have written a new and updated guide to architectural model making which you can check out below: Here are some resources for your architectural model making. Books Architectural Model Making - Nick Dunn This book is great for giving you ideas on styles and...

Construction Detailing Book

[This book is now available!! To find out more about it click here!] I thought I would give you a quick update as to what has been going on behind the scenes during the summer so far, to explain why the website has been a bit quiet. I am currently working on our next...

Measured survey – how to measure a building

For my day job recently I have been carrying out a lot of measured surveys - measuring buildings and drawing up the plans, elevations and sections. This is something that we touched on briefly during my course at unit but now a few years down the line and with a fair...

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.