How this award-winning Architect designs homes


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Design + sketching tips, shortcuts + an in-depth exploration of the process residential architect - Russ Tyson - uses to design award-winning homes. Using a recently completed project as an example, we deconstruct the steps he takes with every new project from site analysis, to client engagement and budgeting and how he makes those all-important first marks on the blank page.Russ is an incredibly talented designer, illustrator and principal at Whitten Architects in Portland, Maine. See more of Russ' work here: 00:00 Introduction "The Dark Arts" 00:44 Russ' architectural sketches 01:09 How can we draw like you? 01:28 Favorite tools + drawing advice 02:40 Sketching shortcuts 05:11 Typical Workflow 07:18 Lines on Paper 08:35 Reference Project + Process 10:23 Site Analysis 12:02 How many schemes do you show the client? 13:40 Inventing a design narrative 15:09 What do you present to the client? 16:17 Clients + Boats 17:03 Easter Egg 17:51 Choosing between schemes (the why) 19:50 Site diagrams + massing 22:13 "Draw as small as possible" 23:44 My favorite color 23:45 Finished Project Photos 24:41 Budget Discussions 25:35 When to engage the Contractor 26:01 Book Recommendation 26:55 More Project Photos 27:42 What an architect brings to the design processJOIN MY ONLINE COURSE: Enroll here: DRAWING TEMPLATES: * AutoCAD: * REVIT:'S TOOLKIT: Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit: I USE (free 30-day trial): MY GEAR: * #architect #architecturetutorial