Bring your A-game

This is the 20th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 20. Bring your A-game This may come as a surprise, but in design you are distinguished first by your commitment and only second by your... Continue Reading →

A great project succeeds at every stage

This is the 19th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 19. A great project succeeds at every stage In my fourth year of study, I produced a project of which I was immensely proud. Unfortunately, my studio... Continue Reading →

Show it don’t say it

This is the 18th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 18. Show it don't say it This is another subject I've discussed previously. It first popped up almost three years ago, arriving 21st in a series of lessons to... Continue Reading →

Tell a story

This is the 17th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 17. Tell a story I believe that while good communication isn't as important as good ideas, it will get the most out of them. It is necessary because... Continue Reading →

Choose the right scale

This is the 16th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 16. Choose the right scale After years of being around architectural drawings, I have developed a feel for how big things should be when they're drawn.... Continue Reading →

Roll design and presentation into one

This is the 15th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 15. Roll design and presentation into one The design of your project and the presentation of your project are not separate exercises. They are fundamentally interconnected, and... Continue Reading →

Iterate

This is the 14th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 14. Iterate In complete and unashamed contradiction of my last article, I am now about to explain why it's important to iterate your design (to move sideways... Continue Reading →

Move forwards not sideways

This is the 13th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done.[1] 13. Move forwards not sideways Maintaining productivity throughout the semester is one of the most important challenges you'll face in your design studio. Even though the start and the... Continue Reading →

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