Bob Borson

Bob Borson (@bobborson)

Bio:I'm a Dallas architect, write the blog www.lifeofanarchitect.com and host a fun podcast about being an architect. Just follow the link for proof!

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new job but I’m still sketching through my ideas ... this is one of about 10 concepts for a stair tower clad in a terra cotta rainscreen. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #sketching #design #architecture #conceptdesign #bokapowell #loaa #og #sharpie #tracepapersketches #terracotta

new job but I’m still sketching through my ideas ... this is one of about 10 concepts for a stair tower clad in a terra cotta rainscreen. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #sketching  #design  #architecture  #conceptdesign  #bokapowell  #loaa  #og  #sharpie  #tracepapersketches  #terracotta

I always shade in walls on the back side of my trace paper sketches - keeps the wall lines crisp and the shading doesn’t have to be perfect to be effective. 
This is a renovation project I’m working on where we are reusing the existing building foundation - fun project to puzzle through. .
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#whatthisarchitectdoes #architect #designsketch #tombowdualbrushpens #sharpiepens #residentialarchitecture #lifeofanarchitect

I always shade in walls on the back side of my trace paper sketches - keeps the wall lines crisp and the shading doesn’t have to be perfect to be effective. This is a renovation project I’m working on where we are reusing the existing building foundation - fun project to puzzle through. . . . . . . .  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #architect  #designsketch  #tombowdualbrushpens  #sharpiepens  #residentialarchitecture  #lifeofanarchitect

It’s a sketching kind of morning ... at least until it’s time to drive 4 hours to a job site out of town. This is a good day. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #sketching #whatthisarchitectdoes #architect #design #residentialarchitecture #houseplans #sharpie

It’s a sketching kind of morning ... at least until it’s time to drive 4 hours to a job site out of town. This is a good day. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #sketching  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #architect  #design  #residentialarchitecture  #houseplans  #sharpie

I don’t know how you handle the last few hours before a 4-day holiday break, but if it doesn’t involve cake and Graphic Standards, you aren’t living your best life. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #whatthisarchitectdoes #cake #sketching #allthecake

I don’t know how you handle the last few hours before a 4-day holiday break, but if it doesn’t involve cake and Graphic Standards, you aren’t living your best life. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #cake  #sketching  #allthecake

There a few things cooler than steel, even less when you turn a laser on it (and this is just a mock-up, the real thing will be 15’ long!)
@work214dallas .
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#whatthisarchitectdoes #design #mmbarchitects #work214 #steel #lasercut #loaa #lifeofanarchitect

There a few things cooler than steel, even less when you turn a laser on it (and this is just a mock-up, the real thing will be 15’ long!) @work214dallas . . . . . . .  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #design  #mmbarchitects  #work214  #steel  #lasercut  #loaa  #lifeofanarchitect

Simple and clean ... never as easy as you’d think. .
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#work214 #whatthisarchitectdoes #design #mmbarchitects #loaa #lifeofanarchitect #moderndesign #designdrawing

Simple and clean ... never as easy as you’d think. . . . . . . .  #work214  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #design  #mmbarchitects  #loaa  #lifeofanarchitect  #moderndesign  #designdrawing

Working out some steel panel “fencing” this morning for our Oak Grove project. This job is full of little details to discover and I can’t wait to start showing them off!
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#whatthisarchitectdoes #design #architecture #drawing #constructiondetails #sketching #sharpie #steel

Working out some steel panel “fencing” this morning for our Oak Grove project. This job is full of little details to discover and I can’t wait to start showing them off! . . . . . . .  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #design  #architecture  #drawing  #constructiondetails  #sketching  #sharpie  #steel

This is going to be a dope concrete wall! We did a few mock-ups to get everything coordinated and it won’t be long before the rebar gets set. Totally excited for this one, I love concrete. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #architect #design #construction #whatthisarchitectdoes #concrete #formwork #dallas #work214 #mmbarchitects

This is going to be a dope concrete wall! We did a few mock-ups to get everything coordinated and it won’t be long before the rebar gets set. Totally excited for this one, I love concrete. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #architect  #design  #construction  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #concrete  #formwork  #dallas  #work214  #mmbarchitects

Spent some time yesterday working through tile layouts and the percentage mix between the tiles selected (this was a 20/80 mix)
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#whatthisarchitectdoes #architect #design #tiledesign #tombow #heathceramics #easymath #lifeofanarchitect

Spent some time yesterday working through tile layouts and the percentage mix between the tiles selected (this was a 20/80 mix) . . . . . . .  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #architect  #design  #tiledesign  #tombow  #heathceramics  #easymath  #lifeofanarchitect

Quick study on the openings in the 32’ tall exposed concrete wall at our Oak Grove project. This project is going to be great!

Quick study on the openings in the 32’ tall exposed concrete wall at our Oak Grove project. This project is going to be great!

Check out #7!
This isn’t normally the sort of thing I’d put here but I was very, very happy to see that iTunes had us in the Top 10. While the podcast is a lot more work than I anticipated, Andrew and I feel thankful for everyone who has come along for the ride. If you haven’t listened to the podcast yet, give it a shot. It’s free, fairly amusing at times, and I think you might learn something without realizing it. Link is in my bio. Thanks again!!

Check out  #7! This isn’t normally the sort of thing I’d put here but I was very, very happy to see that iTunes had us in the Top 10. While the podcast is a lot more work than I anticipated, Andrew and I feel thankful for everyone who has come along for the ride. If you haven’t listened to the podcast yet, give it a shot. It’s free, fairly amusing at times, and I think you might learn something without realizing it. Link is in my bio. Thanks again!!

This is a pile of payment applications for one of my residential projects. As a general rule, post it notes are not good. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #residentialarchitect #whatthisarchitectdoes #paperwork #showmethemoney

This is a pile of payment applications for one of my residential projects. As a general rule, post it notes are not good. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #residentialarchitect  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #paperwork  #showmethemoney

“Don’t Let the Internet Design Your Project” 
New post today on LifeofanArchitect.com
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It only happens a few times a year, but I felt the need to climb up on my soapbox and talk about the schematic design process and the relationship between the architect and the client during this period of collaboration. Some people just love to give their opinions whether they know anything about the project or not. After writing a site like mine for so long, I no longer criticize the work of others in a casual manner because I don’t know enough to pass judgement. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #whatthisarchitectdoes #drawing #design #sketch #architect #architecture #residentialarchitect

“Don’t Let the Internet Design Your Project” New post today on LifeofanArchitect.com . It only happens a few times a year, but I felt the need to climb up on my soapbox and talk about the schematic design process and the relationship between the architect and the client during this period of collaboration. Some people just love to give their opinions whether they know anything about the project or not. After writing a site like mine for so long, I no longer criticize the work of others in a casual manner because I don’t know enough to pass judgement. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #drawing  #design  #sketch  #architect  #architecture  #residentialarchitect

Today’s sketch was created during a meeting on the Estate project with the MEP engineers. We moved a bit faster than them over the last month and now we are coordinating duct runs and sizes against structural beams and lighting. Easier and cheaper to solve it on paper than in the field. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #whatthisarchitectdoes #drawing #design #construction #mep #tracepaper #sharpie #coordination

Today’s sketch was created during a meeting on the Estate project with the MEP engineers. We moved a bit faster than them over the last month and now we are coordinating duct runs and sizes against structural beams and lighting. Easier and cheaper to solve it on paper than in the field. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #drawing  #design  #construction  #mep  #tracepaper  #sharpie  #coordination

Quite a change in gears from my last post - spent my morning in a schematic design meeting sketching and talking through options with the clients. Small projects deserve architects as well. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #whatthisarchitectdoes #drawing #design #smallproject #architect #architecture #residentialdesign

Quite a change in gears from my last post - spent my morning in a schematic design meeting sketching and talking through options with the clients. Small projects deserve architects as well. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #drawing  #design  #smallproject  #architect  #architecture  #residentialdesign

Working through some massing diagrams combined with steel structure and window layout - every little adjustment impacts a dozen other things. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #whatthisarchitectdoes #drawing #design #massingstudies

Working through some massing diagrams combined with steel structure and window layout - every little adjustment impacts a dozen other things. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #drawing  #design  #massingstudies

We knew what it looked like, but until we started detailing the wall sections, we hadn’t “designed” it. .
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#lifeofanarchitect #whatthisarchitectdoes #drawing #design #sharpie #wallsections

We knew what it looked like, but until we started detailing the wall sections, we hadn’t “designed” it. . . . . . . .  #lifeofanarchitect  #whatthisarchitectdoes  #drawing  #design  #sharpie  #wallsections

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