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We have helped thousands of people in their studies and careers, with advice and guidance, sharing as much of our knowledge as we can in all areas of architecture. We try to answer the most frequently asked questions that will come up during your studies and beyond.
Do you have a question or a problem that we haven’t written about? No problem – just ask us! Many of the articles on the site are a result of someone dropping us an email and asking a question.
How does First In Architecture work?
We provide a massive amount of free guides, downloads and articles to help you out in your studies or career. The website is separated into sections to help you ﬁnd what you are looking for as quickly as possible.
The Essentials section covers a variety of topics, generally some quite informative architecture related articles that are not to be missed. We upload new posts every week and revise our older ones to ensure you have the most up to date content.
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The Technical section explores more technical aspects to studying and working in architecture. We are constantly working to develop it to provide more useful guides and resources for all your technical questions and problems.
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The Cad Block section has a great selection of cad blocks, available in both metric and imperial, for you to download. We are always adding to the list, if there is something you can’t ﬁnd, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
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The Downloads section includes some free and some paid for downloads that come in various formats including photoshop and indesign. They are super useful assets to have in your virtual toolkit for your architectural renders and visuals!
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The Books section houses one of the most useful resources on this site, the construction detailing books that I have written over the last four years.
These books dive deep into construction detailing, both for commercial and residential buildings. They are like no other construction text books you will come across in your studies, providing both 2d and 3d images to help explain the methods of construction.
An added bonus is that you can also download the drawings in both cad and sketchup formats!
The Resource section will guide you to our recommendations for the best architecture resources. We list some of the key websites, companies, softwares, books, tools and so much more that you should know about!
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