Posted on: May 20, 2020
If you're new to the world of architecture or a seasoned veteran looking to improve your skills, then you've come to the right place. We have created an interactive board full of useful free chapters, written by leading experts in the field. These chapters can help improve your communication skills so you stand out from the crowd, provide best practices for improving your professional development and share simple tricks of the trade to help you get a head start. Click the icons below to explore!
The Architect’s Guide to Effective Self-Presentation
By Andreas Luescher
Architect’s Guide to Effective Self-Presentation guides readers through the process of thinking through, prioritizing, characterizing and expressing career profiles in written and visual form.
The Architecture of Full-Scale Mock-Ups
From Representation to Reality
By Nick Gelpi
Nick Gelpi dives deep into the use of mock-ups in seven high-profile and global contemporary case studies. You will learn that documentation of case studies relies on process photos, interviews, and moments of tension in the execution of each building.
The Architecture Portfolio Guidebook
The Essentials You Need to Succeed
By Vincent Hui
The Architecture Portfolio Guidebook shows you how to make portfolios for your professional needs to provide reviewers exactly what they are looking for. In the profession, those skills are further developed and applied in the creation of the built environment.
Designing with Society
A Capabilities Approach to Design, Systems Thinking and Social Innovation
By Scott Boylston
Designing with Society weaves together theories and practices from diverse fields of thought and action to provide designers with a concrete yet flexible set of actionable design principles.
The Design Student's Journey
Understanding How Designers Think
By Bryan Lawson
What you have to do to become a designer is not often clearly laid out and can seem mysterious. Over the past 50 years we have discovered a great deal about how designers think. This book presents that knowledge it in a way specifically intended to help clear the mysticism.
Graphic Design for Architects
A Manual for Visual Communication
By Karen Lewis
Graphic Design for Architects speaks to architects by directly addressing projects and topics relevant to their work, while the information inside each chapter presents graphic design methods to achieve the architects’ work.
How Drawings Work
A User-Friendly Theory
By Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino
How Drawings Work cheekily explains that what architects make is information that enables other people to make buildings. It reflects in witty prose on the nature of architectural drawings as tools of communication.
Making Architecture Through Being Human
A Handbook of Design Ideas
By Philip D. Plowright
Making Architecture Through Being Human presents 51 concepts, notions, ideas and actions that are fundamental to human thinking and how we interpret the environment around us. This is the start of architectural design.
Stories from the Architectural Profession
By Yasser Megahed
Practiceopolis provokes the big questions about everyday routines in the profession that architects may take for granted and to examine different ideologies at work among architects and other members of the construction industry.