Design criteria is the content that your organization creates to convey the design intent for your concept to the consulting architects and engineers that are hired to design individual locations for your chain concept around the region, country or world.
Design Process Archive
I look at the roads in Australia and think about BIM. It feels so simple and easy to declare that they are wrong and the majority of the world is right.
Two projects from my time at school show how a strict adherence to digital or analog tools can lead to trouble. I learned a lesson and went with the tool that failed.
How does one design like an architect? Here's a spoiler, the answer isn't tool specific.
Some lessons from being too busy to write: remembering shortcuts by forgetting that I had forgotten them and suffering through the ugly BIM phase.
BIM should be the best tool for design, but it's not. What's holding us back? A lack of creativity isn't helping.
If I get the opportunity to teach a studio or lecture class in an architecture school I know EXACTLY what I'd do. I even know the title of the class.
What does an architect look like when working? Architecture websites with images of architects sketching paint a pretty clear (and misleading) picture.
Can we distill the benefits of ArchiCAD, Revit, Sketchup, Hand drafting, etc. down by looking at simple architecture tool tests? I think so. Here's why.