It's time to step back, time to architect my life.
Sometimes SketchUp just isn’t enough for what you’re trying to create. Sometimes you need to give it a boost with additional software.
As creatives, we look for the best ways to convey our ideas to the world. Half the battle is the presentation of what we develop so that our idea isn’t lost in the process.
When we’re in architecture school, we’re taught how to create space. When we’re in the office after school is over, we design space for real people who will make it their own. "House" and "Home" may describe the same thing on the surface, but they're very different from the point of view of this Architect.
There are many things you naturally learn over time with any given computer software. But let’s face it. Sometimes we just want to cut through all the extra hours of absorbing these ideas. Here are three hacks to empower your workflow.
One of the best ways to get to know a program like SketchUp when you’re first starting out is to understand its all-star players, its go-to guys. Here’s a quick guide to top tools you should look at first.
We all have to start somewhere. There’s no shame in that; none at all. Let’s talk about the initial moments you’ll experience when you open the program for the first time so that you can get your bearings and step off with the right footing.
What defines ‘style’ though? We’re not born with a ‘style,’ per say. Instead, we’re shaped by the world around us and the decisions we make.
When I consider all the software programs that I've had to learn in order to practice architecture, the one that I always think fondly of is SketchUp.
Whether or not you pursue your Architecture license is a very personal decision to make in your career. You have to decide ultimately what is most important to you and go all in. There is no ‘right way’ to do this.