Mon Jan 13
4 hours: Practice Management, P&D, P&A
monday office meeting
restaurant 1 elevations formatting
engineering client site visit, schematic plans
Tues Jan 14
4 hours: P&A, Project Management,
engineering client design meeting, schematic plans, as-builts
Wed Jan 15
4 hours: Project P&D, P D&D, C&E
Summerville Retail: elevation signage changes cad, reissue
Engineering client upfit, modeling entrance and initial schematic floor plans
Summerville Retail Center 2 : contractor RFI questions
Thurs Jan 16
4 hours: Project Planning & Design
engineering client upfit, modeling entrance additional versions
Mon Jan 20
4.5 hours: practice management, Planning & Design
engineering client models & plan revisions
Tues Jan 21
4 hours: P&D, D&D
engineering client models & plan revisions, export for client meeting
Wed Jan 22
8 hours: P&D, D&D
engineering clients models, formatting case studies
Thurs Jan 23
2 hours: planning& design, development & documentation
code review, meeting documents formatting
Work is work. Architecture is a job, thankfully. A fun, challenging job, but just a job. Not the central meaning of life.
So, getting back into the swing of things here at the office. Fortunately I’m already used to our design / work process, so it wasn’t a hard transition (the hard part is getting up at 5 to get to the gym ha).
Standard work includes : creation of sketchup models, with many many variations and versions, which becomes a bit difficult to keep track of which model exactly has which features, and then trying to present all that to the client in a digestible format is… hard. Same thing for the schematic plans. While I certainly admire my boss’ attention to detail, some things he calls ‘critical’, seem rather unimportant to me, but I’ll admit he’s much more likely to be right than I haha.
Did a bit of code review, always fun, answered contractor RFI and sent some questions along to the engineers. Always learn a lot doing those. A couple of typical weeks, I’d say. With a bit more scramble than usual on a client meeting thursday – a big engineering firm we wanted to impress. Shows the importance of tailoring work to the client.