10 Things You May Hear Architects Say by @FrankCunhaIIIPosted: December 29, 2012
Show me your “Parti” diagram ~ referring to the overall concept of the project
Turn it upside down (or sideways) ~ referring to the chip board study model
Use a door for scale ~ if no scale is provided on existing drawings you can use the front door (roughly 36″ typically)
Can I borrow your roll of trace? ~ transparent paper (onion skin) used to overlay sketches during the design process (Yes, some of us still draw by hand)
Looks great…. Hardline it! ~ converting a sketch concept into finished draft form
What’s it made of? ~ flushing out interior and exterior materials during design is crucial
Sorry I’m going to be late for dinner I have a deadline tonight! ~ this happens once in a while #wink
I need to mark that up ~ taking an existing sketch and adding ones review comments and or adjusting the design drawing
Redlines ~ the marks made by the reviewer when he is “marking up” the drawings
Does it meet code? ~ before the project gets too far along it’s important that it is reviewed for compliance with the latest codes to ensure life safety for the occupants
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