What’s in my set of architectural documents? Sharing everything: drawings, schedules, + specs.


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Drawings, schedules, specs.; I'm sharing all the deliverables I create for a typical custom residential project in the studio. Constructing a home involves thousands of decisions and the architectural design process is designed to document and catalog those decisions and convey that information to the entire project team: clients, contractors, consultants; anyone responsible for helping us construct our architecture. Even for a small home, the number of decisions - from foundation to finish - can feel overwhelming. The more you draw + document before construction, the more control you'll have over the finished product. Anything you don't draw or document is simply a decision you're choosing to defer to someone else to make. The drawings shown here are an in-progress set of documents, I still have stair plans, a finish schedule and interior details to complete. Typically, I'll release two packages of information: a shell package for the exterior shell of the structure and an interiors package. The first helps construction to proceed quickly and once under way, I'll develop the interior design, finishes and details with the client completing those during the early phases of construction. Also not shown are my consultant's drawings, which - for this project - consists of a set of structural engineering drawings.Download my specifications: https://thirtybyforty.com/specDownload my drawing templates: https://thirtybyforty.com/drawing-templatesTimestamps: 00:00 Intro printing + stamping the set 00:18 Drawings are just one tool available to us 00:37 Are more drawings better? 01:29 Cover sheet and general notes 01:54 Site plan 03:00 Plans (foundation, floor, roof) 04:42 Exterior elevations 05:29 Wall sections 07:48 Interior elevations (personal favorite) 08:50 Plumbing schedule 10:11 Window and door elevations/details/schedules 12:42 Wall types 13:47 Electrical plans 14:32 Specifications 17:03 Deferring decisions 18:50 Mid-Winter (in Maine) 19:06 Download my Specs.JOIN MY ONLINE COURSE: Enroll here: https://thirtybyforty.com/a-e-courseDIGITAL DRAWING TEMPLATES: * AutoCAD: http://thirtybyforty.com/autocad-template * REVIT: http://thirtybyforty.com/revit-templateARCHITECT'S TOOLKIT: Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit (* *NEW for 2020 ** ): http://thirtybyforty.com/splMUSIC I USE (free 30-day trial): http://thirtybyforty.com/epidemicALL MY GEAR: *http://thirtybyforty.com/kit#architecturaldrawings #drawlikeanarchitect #architecturetutorial