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The Client List: Sourcing

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Sourcing clients doesn’t have to be a mystery. As a service provider, you may not have access to someone well versed in business practices to help you navigate the waters of finding and securing new clients. This could be your first freelance gig, or you could be a seasoned veteran looking for some fresh tips to reinvigorate your business. Regardless of where you are in your journey as a services provider, there are several places that you can source new clients. Many new contractors wonder where they will find potential clients. Luckily, Archability helps out in that department by connecting contractors and services providers with potential clients. Archability is the best […]

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Architectural Services Defined: Part 6

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If you’re new to Archability, the breadth of services available to clients can be overwhelming to those unfamiliar with the field of architecture. To help clients understand the variety of services and select the best talent for their job, this series of articles will give an overview of each service type available through Archability. Be sure to start with the first installment to learn about them all: CAD, Interior Design, Specifications, Design, Landscape, Estimating, Rendering, Planning, Structural, Modeling, Urban Design, M.E.P., Animation, Photography, Web Services, Graphics, Environmental, and more. Graphics Graphics is a broad category of services that is an important aspect to all projects. Graphic design influences everything from business logos to presentation […]

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October 15, 2013
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Architectural Services Defined: Part 5

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If you’re new to Archability, the breadth of services available to clients can be overwhelming to those unfamiliar with the field of architecture. To help clients understand the variety of services and select the best talent for their job, this series of articles will give an overview of each service type available through Archability. Be sure to start with the first installment to learn about them all: CAD, Interior Design, Specifications, Design, Landscape, Estimating, Rendering, Planning, Structural, Modeling, Urban Design, M.E.P., Animation, Photography, Web Services, Graphics, Environmental, and more. Animation Animation is a broad category of service that can involve anything from simple rotating objects, to complicated ‘walk-throughs’ to feature length digitally created movies. […]

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September 27, 2013
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Architectural Services Defined: Part 4

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If you’re new to Archability, the breadth of services available to clients can be overwhelming to those unfamiliar with the field of architecture. To help clients understand the variety of services and select the best talent for their job, this series of articles will give an overview of each service type available through Archability. Be sure to start with the first installment to learn about them all: CAD, Interior Design, Specifications, Design, Landscape, Estimating, Rendering, Planning, Structural, Modeling, Urban Design, M.E.P., Animation, Photography, Web Services, Graphics, Environmental, and more. Modeling Architectural modeling is an integral part to most projects in some form or fashion. Models can be physical objects, or they can be 3D […]

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Architectural Services Defined: Part 3

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If you’re new to Archability, the breadth of services available to clients can be overwhelming to those unfamiliar with the field of architecture. To help clients understand the variety of services and select the best talent for their job, this series of articles will give an overview of each service type available through Archability. Be sure to start with the first installment to learn about them all: CAD, Interior Design, Specifications, Design, Landscape, Estimating, Rendering, Planning, Structural, Modeling, Urband Design, M.E.P., Animation, Photography, Web Services, Graphics, Environmental, and more. Rendering Rendering provides visual interest, concept clarity and a sense of realism to imagined projects. Renderings are the still images of an object, building or […]

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Architectural Services Defined: Part 2

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If you’re new to Archability, the breadth of services available to clients can be overwhelming to those unfamiliar with the field of architecture. To help clients understand the variety of services and select the best talent for their job, this series of articles will give an overview of each service type available through Archability. Be sure to start with the first installment to learn about them all: CAD, Interior Design, Specifications, Design, Landscape, Estimating, Rendering, Planning, Structural, Modeling, Urband Design, M.E.P., Animation, Photography, Web Services, Graphics, Environmental, and more. Design Design is a broad category of services offered by Archability’s contractors, but it is the building block of almost all other services. […]

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Architectural Services Defined: Part 1

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If you’re new to Archability, the breadth of services available to clients can be overwhelming to those unfamiliar with the field of architecture. To help clients understand the variety of services and select the best talent for their job, the next series of articles will give an overview of each service type available through Archability. Architectural services offered by contractors include: CAD, Interior Design, Specifications, Design, Landscape, Estimating, Rendering, Planning, Structural, Modeling, Urband Design, M.E.P., Animation, Photography, Web Services, Graphics, Environmental, and more. CAD CAD stands for Computer Aided Design, and typically consists of 2D line work (drafting) that represents a real object. Not too long ago, most technical drawings […]

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The Design Continuum

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In the world of design, there are a multitude of factors that must be considered during the development of a project. Criteria such as quality, quantity, cost, and function may drive the design. Additionally, user experience has a big part to play in design, and things like convenience or luxury influence the final outcome. Design is really a continuum, in which all of these factors are considered in relationship to one another. No single criteria can be considered in a vacuum, since it would go against the principles of good design. The best way to understand design is to break it into three general categories: Basic, Tailored and Custom. While […]

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Architecture and Design: Construction Administration 101

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For our final installment of the Architecture and Design 101 series, we will examine the construction administration phase of the design process. If you missed the past few articles, be sure to start with the first installment to get the best understanding of the role of an architect. This article series aims to explain all the steps in a design project in order to understand why architects are essential to ensuring a project’s success. Construction Administration – The Basics After the design has been finalized, documented and handed off to the winning contractor, construction commences. The client forms a contractual relationship with the contractor, and the architect serves as an ‘overseer’ of […]

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January 25, 2013
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Architecture and Design: Bidding 101

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This month, we will explore what is involved in the bidding process to help us understand the role of an architect. If you missed the past few articles, be sure to start with the first installment to get the best understanding of the whole design process. This article series aims to explain all the steps in a design project in order to understand why architects are essential to ensuring a project’s success. Bidding – The Basics This short but crucial step in the design process pairs a client with a construction company to get the design from concept to reality. Much like an interview process, a call for bids is issued and […]

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December 20, 2012