Category: Books

Sketch Like an Architect: Step-by-Step from Lines to Perspective

New book release – Sketch like an Architect Book: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Basics of Architectural Sketching by David Drazil. Is architectural hand sketching dead or are you still sketching to communicate your ideas to your clients?  However, in today’s world focused on technology we sometimes forget how such simple tools as pen […]


Managing Design: Conversations, Project Controls and Best Practices for Construction Projects

Managing Design — A new book by Michael Alan LeFevre From the press release: Part vox populi, through conversations with more than 40 industry experts, and part confessions of a dual agent, MANAGING DESIGN (June 5, 2019; Wiley) offers a proven framework of Project Design Controls for achieving project balance. Through reflective case studies and […]


10 Inspirational Books Every Archipreneur Should Read

Isaac Asimov once said: “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is”. Successful entrepreneurs dominating the building industry today are continuously demonstrating that self-improvement and self-education are key ingredients in building great businesses. We advise you to take a cue from Asimov and read on. Managing a startup, real estate development […]


Selfmade City: Self-Initiated Urban Living and Architectural Interventions

The option to take charge in deciding on our own living environment is a valuable opportunity for urban development. Co-housing has added this new facet to urban planning in cities. Berlin is a role model for the movement and, over the last decade, builders’ collectives have created hundreds of self-initiated, unconventional housing projects. The MakeCity […]


Architect+Entrepreneur: A Field Guide to Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business

Are you thinking about starting your own practice of architecture? Do you even know where to begin, or how? Most business books won’t help you in that special field of starting a design business. Eric Reinholdt once had the same problem. This is why he wrote his own handbook, packed with tips and advice he […]

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