YOUR Architecture Questions Answered



Answering your architecture questions. In this video, I cover: when/how to start your own studio and what I’d do differently if I had the chance to do it over. How to find the right clients and the steps to take once you do (templates/questions I use can be downloaded here: http://thirtybyforty.com/spl). How to develop your own personal architectural style and whether I think practicing architecture is creatively fulfilling. Learn how you can start being independent (right now) and how having a side hustle is key.

I share my approach to construction cost estimating, balancing competition and academic work, and my thoughts on a career path that promotes freedom and choice rather than indentured servitude. And, lastly there’s the story behind the name 30X40 Design Workshop.

This is a wide-ranging discussion and the questions are all drawn from the channel’s subscriber feed. Make sure you’re subscribed to the channel and click that notification bell for the chance to submit your questions the next time I post there and you’ll be the first to know when something new comes up. Thanks to all who submitted questions and for your continued support. Cheers my friends!

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**Client Questionnaire (included in the Startup Toolkit) http://thirtybyforty.com/spl

**Cost Estimating Video: https://youtu.be/oZbd-S7WcwU

**More on my career path: https://youtu.be/nLUU6wcA3qE

**Time Management for Architects (and students) https://youtu.be/fUxmTKnK304

**Austin Kleon’s book: Steal Like an Artist http://thirtybyforty.com/steal-like-an-artist/

// GEAR I USE //

DRONE:
*Mavic Pro by DJI: http://amzn.to/2hW3dTA

DSLR CAMERA:
* Canon 6DMKII http://thirtybyforty.com/6dmkii
* Canon 80D: http://amzn.to/2fBWGMQ

LENSES:
* Canon 24mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29l7ac5
* Canon 40mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29x2QcI
* Canon 10 – 18mm f4.5 – 5.6 IS Lens: http://amzn.to/2vyErvS
* Canon 24-70mm f2.8L Lens: http://amzn.to/2DMt0Y5

MUSIC I USE:
* http://thirtybyforty.com/music

AUDIO:
* Rode VideoMic Pro (hotshoe mtd.): http://amzn.to/29qlNM3
* ATR-2100 USB (dynamic mic): http://amzn.to/2dFDaKp

ARCHITECTURE GEAR:
* Copic Markers: http://thirtybyforty.com/copic-sketch
* Prismacolor Markers: http://thirtybyforty.com/markers
* Timelapse Camera: http://thirtybyforty.com/brinno
* AutoCAD LT: http://amzn.to/2dxjMDH
* SketchUp PRO: http://amzn.to/2cRcojz
* HP T120 Plotter: http://amzn.to/2dBGf1O
* Adobe CC Photography (Photoshop/Lightroom) Plan: http://amzn.to/2dhq5ap

CAD DRAWING TEMPLATE:
* Download here: http://thirtybyforty.com/autocad-template

STARTUP TOOLKIT:
* Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit: http://thirtybyforty.com/SPL

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Please watch: “Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect’s Sketching Tools”

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