A couple of months ago, we posted a blog on “Why We Draw”, outlining why CRSA thinks hand drawing is still a relevant part of the architectural profession. This month, we revisit that theme, not so much to argue a point but to celebrate the practice. In our professional and daily work, CRSA employees draw. Below is a small collection of the magic that happens when hand and paper meet.
Drawing as a way of guiding
Though its role is small, CRSA Founding Principal Allen Roberts still argues that hand drafting has a place in the profession. And his technical drafting still has a quality that a computer simply cannot replicate.
Drawing as a way of documenting
We have cameras and we love them as a way of recording our travels, but sketching a place is a wholly unique way of capturing an experience.
Drawing as a way of thinking
Quick and fluid, a diagram is often the most efficient way to dialogue and think with a client. It is a portable, self-documenting system with its own kind of charm.
Drawing as a way of imagining
In spite of the truly remarkable advancements in digital rendering, we still like to dream with watercolor. There remains something human but fantastical about the simple medium and it is often these watercolors which win the most approval in design discussions.