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Sketch Design

04 Sep 2018
Image Credit: Gary Erickson
Architectural Credit: Gary Erickson & Various

Sketches and text by Gary Erickson 
Architect, OAA, PMP LEED AP 

This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence of Architectural Ideas

That first sketch, always a subconscious stab in the dark, has a sticking power. Contrary to project management lore, the renaissance genius architect may not be a liability, but a gift. I sometimes make these and hide them, as they often contradict the design process, stakeholder analysis, and billable rates. Smarter clients have a brainstorming stage, where those blue sky sketches should line the walls.

Sketch by Gary Erickson.

Lobby to the court, Princes Castle, Saudi, by Gary Erickson.

Sketch by Gary Erickson.

Masterplan vision for a new medical block at Dalhousie University showing existing park and heritage context, by Gary Erickson.

Dalhousie masterplan, new court with heritage core. Halifax, NS, by Gary Erickson.

Sketch of Ernecliff College by Gary Erickson. 


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