Jon recalls the transition from hand drafting to CAD and sees some frightening similarities to our current struggle with the shift from CAD to BIM.
Design Process Archive
I had to change my thinking on my position in my firm and in my profession if I was going to stay in the field of architecture and grow as an architect.
If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, you played Street Fighter more than once. And like me, you didn't appreciate the amazing design of the game.
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.
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.