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Could you be an architect?  Part 1
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Part 1 in a five part series talking about whether drawing skills are required to become an architect.
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So you want to be an architect - Part 1
 
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What does an architect do? An architect can perform many roles including design, specification writer, construction observation, ombudsman, and even in some cases construction, but for purposes of this discussion I would like to focus on design. According to one definition from my apple computer dictionary the architect is a person who is responsible for inventing or realizing a particular idea or project. Another definition states that an architect is a person who designs buildings and in many cases supervises their construction. Finally, Wikipedia’s definition works well. An architect is a person who translates a user’s requirements into a built environment. To summarize then, an architect, one; invents Two, design buildings. And three translate the users requirements into a built environment. In a way all three definitions fall under the category of design. For purposes of this discussion let’s talk about all three separately? First we know an architect Invents. An inventor creates something out of necessity that does not already exist. In a way every building, every house, every skyscraper, every thing architects create, if its original, is an invention. A building becomes something of an invention by virtue of the specific requirements of the client. It’s utility lies in its unique function for the person or people it is designed for. Second, we know an architect designs. To design is to plan with a specific purpose in mind. To me, designing implies a kind of thoughtful planning relative to a set of parameters. All kinds of things are designed after their invented. Vacuums, sneakers, printers, headphones, telephones, chairs, tables, silverware, and of course buildings. The architect designs the building after it’s conceived or invented. Thirdly, the architect is a translator in that they translate a users requirement into a built environment. When you first meet with an architect one of the first discussions is about the program. The program is essentially a description of everything that will be going into the building. If it’s a home, the program includes the number of powder rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, how many car garage, etc… If it’s an industrial building the program includes machinery, offices, technology, etc… If it’s a skyscraper it includes, use, number of occupants, utility spaces, executive suites, number of floors, etc… In simple terms the architect takes the program and turns it into a building. So we see that while all three of these items, Invention, design and translation fall in under the category of design each is vital to the role of an architect. So if someone asks you what does an architect do? You know that to start with, they’re inventors, they’re designers and they’re translators. And that concludes the first part of our video series “so you want to be an architect”. I’m Doug Patt. See you next time.
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The truth about being an architect
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Find out what the profession of architect is really like and how it differs from popular impression and the education you might get in college.
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Should you be an architect? | Facts about being an architect
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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Could you be an architect?  Part 2
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Part 2 in a five part series talking about how important proficiency in mathematics is to an architectural career.
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Could you be an architect?  Part 5
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Part 5 in a five part series where we learn that there is a fifth criterion that is absolutely necessary when evaluating if architecture is the right profession for you.
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Could you be an architect?  Part 3
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Part 3 in a five part series answering the question why a proficiency at language is important if you would like to become an architect.
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10 tips to be a successful architect
 
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Architecture & Design, pt.1 | Marc-Antoine Laugier
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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The tools of an architect
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://www.architects.academy/
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Understanding Architecture, pt.6 - Form Follows Function
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Learn where the phrase form follows function came from and how it became a precedent that changed architecture forever.
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How to dress like an architect | Understanding Architecture, pt.10
 
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Learn about architecture and design with Doug Patt at the Architect's Academy. http://academy.howtoarchitect.com/ Learn why architects dress like they do and how to spot one a mile a way.
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So you want to be an architect - Part 2
 
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Hi. My name is Doug Patt. And this is So You want to be an Architect? A seven part series exploring the architect. This is lesson two. What does an architect make? On the surface this sounds like a dumb question. An architect makes buildings. But if you look below the surface youll see that the answer is much more meaningful. Ralph Waldo Emerson (who lived from 1803 1882), was a well-known writer, philosopher and poet. He said of Greek architecture, it is the flowering of geometry. Translated, Emerson was referring to the Greek architects elaboration and mastery of shape and form. Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (who lived from 1766 1817) is a little known Swiss author who lived in Paris and abroad. She is quoted as saying architecture is frozen music. In simple terms her comment means that architects make a kind of static harmony of sound. Philip Schaff (who lived from 1819 1893) was a Swiss born, Protestant theologian. He said, architecture is a handmaid of devotion, a beautiful church is a sermon in stone. Elaborating a bit on Shaffs comment we can imply that architecture, like a sermon, is also a kind of message or story. And finally John Ruskin an author, poet and artist (who lived from 1819 1900) said of architecture that the mere sight of it, may contribute to (his) mental health, power and pleasure. In other words architecture is an Inspiration. So, lets move beyond the specifics of what each person what referring to and draw some general conclusions. In simple terms, these four individuals tell us then that an architect makes form, stories, music and inspiration. So lets take a look at a couple examples of each. When I think of architecture as shape or form I think of Frank Gehry, famous for pushing the limits of modern technology while creating monuments to modern engineering and form making. Some examples of this are his museum in Bilboa, the Stata Center or his Disney concert hall. When I think of architecture telling me a story I think of Frank Lloyd wrights Guggenheim museum that tells a story from the outside about how one moves through the spiraling galleries on the inside. Or the Pompidou center in Paris that tells a color-coded story from the outside about the mechanical inner workings that make this machine like building function on the inside. When I think of architecture as beautiful music I think of the buildings of Eero Saarinen whos work resembles naturally soaring forms as they strain to hit the high note or the way Frank Lloyd Wrights falling water harmoniously blends into nature and almost sings with the waterfall it sits above. When I think of architecture as an inspiration I think of the great cathedrals of Europe & the US or the great skyscrapers of our cities. So while some may think that architecture is just about making buildings you know that making architecture is about making much more than just a box with windows. Its about making form, story, music and Inspiration. And that concludes the second part of our video series so you want to be an architect. Im Doug Patt. See you next time on how to architect.
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Drawing Architecture & Phi
 
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This video is about drawing architecture by hand, hand drafting, hand drawing and using the golden rectangle or phi as an underlay for Elevations, Plans, Sections, Site Plans, Interiors and even perspectives. The video shows Doug Patt using his parallel rule, adjustable triangle, mechanical pencil, electric eraser, to draw by hand throughout. This is a video series about facts in architecture. The 15 second videos featured in the series are created by Doug and posted every day on his Instagram account @dougpatt. http://www.howtoarchitect.com https://www.instagram.com/dougpatt/
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How to write like an architect
 
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Take the 'How to Write Like an Architect Course,' Plus get Doug's hand written architecture font. https://thearchitectsacademy.usefedora.com/p/how-to-write-like-an-architect Hi Im Doug Patt and this is how to architect. Today well learn How to write like an architect. The basic drafting tool for an architect when working by hand is a parallel rule. You can also use a t-square. Ill be using an ames lettering guide to create the lines for the lettering. First were going to create our horizontal lines using the lettering guide. The guide has a variety of spacing options to create just about any combination your looking for. I will also be using a small triangle. Ive added tape to this one for ink lettering to avoid smearing. Ill also be using a .5mm pentel drafting pencil and a paper mate, flair pen for the letters. Ive created a small grid here to give me some guidance when I lay out the letters. Id say the most important thing to remember about hand lettering is that your letters need to seem animated while still appearing orderly and neat. I think this is achieved by using a few conventions. For example, youll notice the letters have some amount of incompleteness. The second diagonal on the A does not follow all the way to the guide line, the bottom of the B or D isnt complete, The bottom line on the E starts in front of the vertical. The second thing is that all the horizontals in the letters are drawn by hand, not using the parallel rule. They all sit at a slight angle making them dynamic and yet uniform. Youll also notice that I use the ruler for all vertical lines. Lastly, when making your Os, Qs, Cs, Gs, even 8s and 9s, the letters and numbers are simply combinations of semi circles. Even the letter S is made the same way. These are two images from my portfolio. They are good examples of how your strings of words will come together to form orderly yet animated paragraphs. This is a quote I found from Tyron Edwards Dictionary of thoughts I enjoy referring to from time to time. It seemed appropriate for a youtube video because giving people the most amount of knowledge in the least amount of time is really what drives the information age. So, remember hand lettering is about style and legibility. Mine is definitely stylized and probably a little tough to read sometimes. So thanks for checking out how to write like an architect. Im Doug
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What Do Architects Do?
 
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A video about what architects do for their clients. Architectural projects featured in the video by Hutker Architects in Falmouth, MA.
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The Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Rectangle and Architecture
 
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http://bitly.com/architectsacademy The Fibonacci Sequence, The Golden Rectangle and Architecture pt.1. In 1202 Leonardo Fibonacci was famously investigating rabbit reproduction and made note of a sequence that is now know as his namesake – The Fibonacci sequence. The sequence is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, et cetera. It is derived by adding each number to the previous, e.g. 1 + 1 = 2, 1+2 3, 2 + 3 = 5. Plant leaves as they spiral around a stem, called (phyllotaxis), in some cases follow a mathematical rhythm of 1.618. The same spiraling numberical rhythm seen on the skin of a pineapple as well as the seed head arrangement of the sunflower, and the base of a pinecone. In geometrical terms if a rectangle is drawn with one side equal to 1 and its perpendicular side represented as 1.618, a desirable shape emerges. In 1876 Gustov Fechner did a study that determined that people visually preferred the shape to other rectangles. It’s thought that the ratio may have been used as early as the Egyptians in the creation of the great pyramids. In fact, It’s probably true. Based on measurements of the Pyramid at Giza the hypotenuse almost precisely matches the number phi or 1.618. It’s also thought that Andrea Palladio employed the golden ratio proportions. This is his Villa Rotonda outside Vincensa in northern Italy. Even the modern architect Le Corbusier used the proportions in his modular man study and, most likely, to design his Unite d Habitation in Marseilles France. If you’re looking for more videos about the Golden Rectangle and architecture check out Doug's other Channel, How to Architect Premium.
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How to cut (X-acto) like an architect
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Hi. Im Doug Patt and today were going to learn how to cut like an architect. Cutting materials by hand is still a part of the education and practice of an architect. These are some pointers about how to do so well. Remember, these are rules of thumb youre responsible for how you chose to use them. This is a cutting mat. I use one. I wont cut on the vinyl cover Ive got on my drafting table or on the wood table itself. Ive seen people do it for years and Its dumb. It will eventually screw up the surface of your drawing desk and mess with your line quality when your pencil hits the divots you created with knife. Now, these cutting mats come in many sizes. This one is 18x24. Ive been using it since college. ItIt tucks away nicely and its the right size for most detailed work. These are the xacto tools I use. I like this one because its easy to handle and good for cutting small parts. And this one is a little more industrial, but I like it for just about any job. They come in tons of shapes, sizes and materials its your choice. I keep my blades turned over or pushed down when Im not using them. This is no joke, these blades are sharp and will mess you up. Ive got the scars to prove it. Now about straightedges or ruler. I never use plastic or wood. When your cutting along these materials the knife edge can cut into them because theyre soft and destroy the edge or ricoche off and cut you. This metal strieghtedge is steel and 24 long. I like it because Its long enough that it works for many length cuts and I can really get a good grip on it when Im pushing down. If the straight edge is too short, it can be tough to hold, move when you dont want it too, and simply destroy your cut. This one has a cork backing. The cork is to keep it from slipping when Im pushing it down on the surface being cut. I use it sometimes, but sometimes I wont. The reason I turn the ruler over at times is that the cork holds the edge of the ruler up off the surface being cut and, depending on your lighting, creates a shadow. This is being a little meticulous but the shadow and the distance the straight edge is held up sometimes makes for a cut which is not as straight as I sometimes prefer. Regardless, every time your cutting keep your fingers back from the edge and always press firmly on the ruler and down on the cutting tool. Now when cutting anything, never try to get through the object on the first strike, particularly when cutting deep boards like foam core. Strike the material a number of times to get a precise, clean cut. If youve got a new blade you may go through on the first pass, but I will typically run my xacto through a second time just to make sure I got a clean cut. It goes without saying always use a good blade and never cut with a dull one. Your just asking for uneven edges or injury as the blade tends to slip more when its dull. Lastly, corners are tricky. The end of a cut will typically not get to the corner of what your cutting. Particularly when your cutting thick material like foam core. What Ill do here is turn spin the material when Im done with my cut and carefully trim the end. By the way, particulary with foam core, use a good blade, you will mangle the interior of the foam core when cutting with a bad blade. Good luck!
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Influential architects, pt.9 | Tadao Ando
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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How to draw like an architect, pt.1 - The Floor Plan
 
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http://howtoarchitect.com/ http://www.powhow.com/classes/how-to-architect Learn with Doug via LIVE Webcam Classes at Powhow.com! Doug goes through the floor plan of a shingle style home he designed discussing the visual characteristics that make it legible and descriptive.
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Understanding Architecture, pt.1 - Symmetry
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio The first in a series of 50 videos discussing what an architect uses to do his job. This video focuses on Symmetry, how it has been used over the centuries and why it's an important tool of the architect.
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How to Make an Architect's Model
 
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http://bitly.com/architectsacademy Follow along with Doug on a model making journey to create, for the first time, a physical model of the house from his Design a Dream Home video series and final video called How to Design Like an Architect | A Modern Home. The model is made from corrugated cardboard and chipboard. Using only elmers glue, an Olfa knife and lots of right angles he eventually finds his way to completion.
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So you want to be an architect - Part 3
 
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Hi. Im Doug Patt and this is So you want to be an architect. A seven part series about the profession of architect. This is part 3. What does an architect learn? Architecture is an amazingly complex field and an incredible education in itself. Theres a lot that goes into any building and the architect should know their way around every inch. The architect also needs to understand people and for that matter society. So lets take a look at some interesting opinions about the spectrum of subjects an architect learns about in a lifetime of practice. Plutarch, a greek historian and writer once said, Philosophy is the art of living. Architecture surrounds us all and in a way dictates or reflects our way of life. Weather its a TeePee or a mansion, buildings represent what we believe is truth. Mark Twain said, clothes make the man. Naked people have no influence in society. This is funny but also true. Just as we need clothing, we need buildings that clothe us. The sociology of man is reflected in our buildings in what we believe, how we work and how we live. Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965) once said, Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. Now we all know weve got good sides and bad, but the reality is the psychology of man is manifest in architecture from prisons to massive stadiums. We make what we need to accomodate who we are. Stephen Nachmanovitch a musician, author, computer artist, and educator once said, Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form. Material Science is a critical part of the architects repetior. Were free to choose our palate, but it must be chosen wisely. From the challenges that natural forces impose to the possibilities of all things unique. Henry G. Stott once said. Enineering is (the art of organizing and directing men and) controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race. Although architects dont have to be engineers they must think like one as well as understand in the engineering principals behind the calculations. Albert Einstien said, Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. This is no doubt true when it comes to the calculations of an architect. That being said, all buildings are described in numbers in order to be constructed, making mathematics a cornerstone of architecture. George Croly, an irish preacher once said, All history is but a romance, unless it is studied as an example. The quote implies that one must truly understand history in order to make it more than an idea. Architects must also know their history of both art and architecture. They do this in order to make it a part of the work they are doing as well as part of making great work. Noelie Altito once said, The shortest distance between two points is under construction. Simply put, Most of the architects career is spent during construction and this is where the architect can learn the most. And finally, Frank Zappa (1940 1993) said, Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. While the quote is a bit tongue in cheek this is what architects do. Only their art is architecture and at the end of the day its all about making something out of nothing. Using their creative skills to sketch, draw, paint, model, render, create and design. So, if your wondering what you might learn as an architect, its probably about Philosophy, Sociology, psychology, material science, engineering, mathematics, History, construction, and in the end making something out of nothing. So thanks for checking out so you want to be an architect, part 3. Im Doug Patt. See you next time. Also be sure to check out www.abirdfeeder.com for the most unlikely invention created by this architect.
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Architecture & Design, pt.2 | I.M. Pei
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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The Sears Houses
 
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http://bitly.com/architectsacademy Believe it or not mail order is nothing new. In fact The Sears, Roebuck and Company sold houses using mail order through catalogs starting in 1908. What inspired Sears? The same things that inspires entrepreneurs today - money. And how did they do it, with creativity and a brand new transportation infrastructure called the transcontinental railroad - which made these massive deliveries possible. Over the course of 32 years Sears offered 370 different models of home...
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Architecture & Design, pt.4 | Antonio Sant'Elia
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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How to draw like an architect, pt.6 - Scale
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Doug describes how to use an architect's scale and how scale effects the size of a drawing in an architect's set.
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How to write like an architect II
 
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Take the 'How to Write Like an Architect Course,' Plus get Doug's hand written architecture font. http://howtoarchitect.com/ Doug responds to some angry viewer email about the video 'how to write like an architect' and gives some tips on writing without a little triangle.
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Could you be an architect?  Part 4
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Part 4 in a five part series discussing what creativity and problem solving have to do with the profession of architecture
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So you want to be an architect - Part 6
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Hi. Im Doug Patt and this is so you want to be an architect part 6. What does an architect mean? When I was in high school we read the grapes of wrath. Unfortunately, I only read the cliffs notes. When we discussed the book in class I was lost but what I remember changed my views about meaning forever. In the beginning of the book John Steinbeck devotes an entire chapter to the trials and tribulations of a turtle crossing a dusty high way. The turtle is a symbol or metaphor for the main characters of the book. Even though the chapter seems incredibly out of place, the metaphor adds further illustration to the lives of the main characters. Steinbeck used metaphor to accentuate and add meaning to his story. Life is about meaning. Whether its finding meaning in nature, belief, others, objects or our present, past and future. Victor Frankl, a writer and Nazi concentration camp survivor said, "We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways: (1) by creating a work or doing a deed; (2) by experiencing a something or encountering someone; and (3) by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering." Just as Frankl said, artists, writers, sculptors, painters, designers, & architects find and impart meaning through creating a work. Those that inhabit or view the work find meaning by experiencing it. Now, buildings have meaning whether we see it directly or not. Architecture can have meaning simply by virtue of its size, shape or location. The world trade centers stood for, among other things, democracy and capitalism even though it didnt say so on their facades. A monument may stand for important events or the great achievements of people and on a smaller scale a home may stand for working class or well to do. The architect may also find & portray both theory and meaning by using the language of a particular style such as art nouveau, futurism, modernism, brutalism, postmodernism or de-constructivism. Another way the architect may incorporate meaning is through careful evaluation of the project and development of themes and ideas. These are then carried through the architecture in a multitude of physical ways, such as in the forms, facades, windows, openings, materials, floors, displays, views, construction and similes. Now everyone sees through their own eyes what theyre so inclined. That means the architect cant dictate the message they intend but they can use meaning to add a kind of foundation of substance to their work. That foundation may ultimately enrich the architecture and perhaps even ones experience just as Steinbecks turtle does for The Grapes of Wrath. And that concludes; so you want to be an architect, part 6. Im Doug Patt. See you next time.
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How to letter with lead
 
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Take the 'How to Write Like an Architect Course,' Plus get Doug's hand written architecture font. http://howtoarchitect.com/ Learn how to letter like an architect with a mechanical pencil.
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How to design like an architect | A modern home
 
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A follow up to Doug's first How to design like an architect video and his Design a Dream Home video series. More about the design methodology Doug teaches at the Architect's Academy, click here: http://academy.howtoarchitect.com/ See much more about this house at the Design A Dream Home video series playlist, click here: http://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC7BEC34488724C7EE
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The path of an architect, Part 2
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Doug talks about the curriculum of an architect in college in the US as well as what you might want to do with your summers between semesters.
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Architecture & Design, pt. 13 | Santiago Calatrava
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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Why should you be an architect?
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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Understanding Architecture, pt.3 - Proportion
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio This is the third video in a 50 video series discussing how architect's have and can use proportion in their designs.
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How to Hand Letter Like an Architect A to Z
 
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Hand lettering is a dying art but I still enjoy it and this is how I do it. This video is a quick tutorial on how architects (used to) hand letter. It is for anyone interested in learning one way to hand letter like an architect. The video describes how to hand letter each capital letter of the alphabet A through Z. It's all about hand lettering which can be done freehand or with the use of simple tools like a pencil or pen, a small architects lettering triangle and a t-square or parallel rule. Learn how to impress your friends with a style of writing that is almost gone away forever!
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7 Architecture Facts pt.2 | Exam, Notre Dame, Brick, & Otis
 
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http://www.howtoarchitect.com https://www.instagram.com/dougpatt/ A video series about facts in architecture. The 15 second videos featured in the series are created by Doug and posted every day on his Instagram account @dougpatt.
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Architecture & Design, pt.3 | Louis Kahn
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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The Truth About Being an Architect - Redux
 
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A friend said to me a few years back. Architecture is a great profession and a horrible business. After about 25 years in the field I still agree, with a caveat. What’s great about the profession is the history of architecture, what it is, what it can be, and most of all, what it exposes one to in life. What’s also great about the profession are good clients, design freedom and projects you’re proud of. Architecture is about many things. It’s about invention, form, story, and hopefully inspiration. It’s also a life long pursuit filled with learning a variety of skills related to philosophy, sociology, psychology, material science, engineering, mathematics, history, and construction. Architecture has the potential to enrich anyones life and I encourage most people that ask to pursue it as a career or depending on age or income, as a hobby. With that said, the business of designing buildings, running an office, or staying solvent can be quite challenging. In my experience, and judging by the experience of others, the education of an architect prepares one to mostly become a designer. However design is not what most architects do day in and day out. The truth is, design is just a part of what architects do and unless you’re an exceptional designer or the firm’s principal, you may be in for a shock. The architect’s job involves lots of technical drawing, writing, research and learning — particularly in the beginning. It also involves lots of coordination and organization — if you want to be successful you better be conscientious. Eventually, being an architect also requires people skills. If you’re lucky enough to manage a job some day the architect interacts with lots consultants, contractors and their subcontractors. However, the architect’s most important job is to manage the client. And all that really means is setting expectations and keeping clients well informed — but believe me, it’s sounds easier than it is. The architect also needs to manage their business and employees if they’ve got them. And hopefully clients are paying their bills and new business keeps coming in. One friend calls it, “feeding the beast.” The business can also get quite challenging if clients aren’t paying their bills or the office gets bogged down with the litigious aspects of the job. All this is to say that the architect has lots of jobs and lots of challenges that may leave very little time for their favorite job — design. But I suspect, most jobs have their ups and downs. And that’s why architecture can be a great profession but as I like to say more and more, a challenging business.
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7 Architecture Facts pt.26 | Lloyds, Brasilia, Niemeyer & Facade
 
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This video is about aqueducts and their function to move water over large topographical gaps plus their varied remanning locations like France and Spain; the definition of a cantilever and how they are typically created and sized—the rule of thumb for a cantilever is 1/3rd unsupported and 2/3rds supported; obelisks and how they are defined—it is a tapering square or rectangular shape with a pyramidal for at the top; the term facade is interesting because it relates to both buildings and people—a person can put on a facade and so do buildings for various reasons; the German philosopher and physicist Gustav Fechner and his experiments regarding the golden rectangle and golden ratio—Fechner discovered that people prefer the shape of the golden rectangle to other rectangles; the Lloyds of London building and why it looks the way it does—it’s clad in stainless steel and the stairways and ducts are exposed on the exterior, similar to the Pompidou Center in Paris; the cathedral of Brasilia designed by Oscar Niemeyer—it’s piers weigh almost 200,000 pounds each. This is a video series about facts in architecture. The 15 second videos featured in the series are created by Doug and posted every day on his Instagram account @dougpatt. http://www.howtoarchitect.com https://www.instagram.com/dougpatt/
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How to draw like an architect, pt.3 - The Wall Section
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Doug goes through a typical wall section for the shingle style home he designed and discusses the important aspects of the drawing and what should be described.
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Influential architects, pt.10 | Coop Himmelblau
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio
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How to make a video
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio http://howtoarchitect.com/ Learn important aspects of making videos that people will watch.
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Understanding Architecture, pt.4 - Scale
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Learn how architects use scale to evoke emotion and give meaning to their work.
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So you want to be an architect - Part 4
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Hi. I'm Doug Patt and this is So you want to be an architect, Part 4. What does an architect use? Aside from the wide variety of items an architect uses to physically create the drawings, specifications, models, and paperwork necessary to make buildings the architect uses elements of style to create buildings. Narrowed from a gamut of items I believe you could say the elements of style, when it comes to buildings are scale, form, complexity, and material. Lets look at examples of each. Much has been made throughout the history of art and architecture over proportion from DaVincis canon of proportions to Le Corbusiers modular man. How buildings reflect & accommodate human scale is a key component of architects work. From the beginning architects like Palladio used ratio and proportion found in nature to create harmonious buildings. From Frank Lloyd Wrights cozy interiors to the grand palace of Versailles. to the Hancock skyscraper of Boston who's scale overwhelms the famous trinity church but was designed to reflect it's beauty nonetheless building can be scaled to the human figure or scaled in a more ambiguous manner. Ambiguity is key for Jean Nouvels Arab world institute where the elements of the elevation make scale extraordinarily vague. So scale is one way architects relate a building to the user. In the last few decades architecture has increasingly been able to take advantage of advanced technologies that have allowed them to build with incredible freedom of form. From Norman Fosters Hearst tower in New York city or his Gherkin skyscraper in London to the Millau viaduct in France, from Rem Koolhaas seattle central library to his CCTV building in china. From Santiago Calatravas Milwaukee art museum to his Hemispheric in Spain. With Herzog and de Meurons birds nest arena in China or Renzo Pianos Nemo museum in Amsterdam, architects today work within a realm of form perhaps never imagined before. A buildings aesthetic complexity is also an element that portrays a certain idea or ethos. From the classicism of Bernard Maybecks palace of fine arts, or Louis Sullivans intricate ornamental stone detailing, the work reflects the spirit of an era. Theres detail that might emphasizes verticality as in Raymon hoods Chicago tribune building or Cesar Pellis Patronis towers in Malaysia, or horizontality as in Frank Lloyd wrights prarie style homes. A building can also be ornamental in a unique way like Antonio Gaudis buildings or simplified to only steel and glass as in Mies Van Der Rohs aesthetic. They can also be free of detial like Le Corbusiers La tourette or Louis Kahns Salk institute. Lastly, every building ever made is made from something. The material an architect chooses to build with is affected by both cost and intent. From IM Peis Louve pyramid and Hong Kong towers of steel and glass to the concrete work of Zaha Hadid, from the cold steel exteriors of Sir Richard Rogers in the Lloyds of London to the cool white porcelain tiles of Richar Meier or the stone facades of Herzog and de Meuron. Architects continue to work with great freedom in the realm of material, which only promises to become even more advanced and unlimited. Its up to the architect to take the meaning and intent of their commission and have the architecture reflect that in some way. Using scale, form, complexity and material the architect creates a framework for style. And that concludes the fourth part of the video series so you want to be an architect. Im Doug Patt. See you next time.
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The path of an architect, Part 1
 
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Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Doug talks about SAT's, finding the right college, getting in and what kind of degree options you have.
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How to Get a Job in an Architect's Office
 
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There's no hard and fast rules about how to get a job at an architect's office but I can offer a few ideas...
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Architecture & Design, pt.7 | Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
 
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Influential architects, pt.7 | Frank Lloyd Wright
 
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