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10 Truths About Life In The Architecture Studio

Architexts tells the story of a fictitious architectural firm called Franklin + Newbury Architects, Inc. Their experiences are based on real-life experiences of architectural professionals. Franklin + Newbury Architects is a fairly typical firm, meaning that the projects aren’t all that exciting: tenant fit-outs, small commercial renovations, feasibility studies… not much new construction. The lack of exciting design work makes the young production staff jaded and cynical. They struggle with their seemingly mundane jobs and are constantly finding ways to amuse themselves to get through each day. They have antipathy for the bosses, who don’t seem motivated to pursue more exciting projects.

The production staff is made up of designers and drafters ranging from recent graduates in their early twenties who still have high expectations for their careers and the profession, to more experienced designers in their mid-thirties who would like to work in a better firm, but feel stuck. Your office may not be exactly like Franklin + Newbury Architects, but you are sure to relate to the situations and hijinks that occur.

Here are 10 of the best to get you started...

1: Lost Plots.

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2: Online.

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3: Efficiency.

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4: Hope and Despair.

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5: Creativity.

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6: Work Vs. School.

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7: Persistence.

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8: Experts.

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9: Proposals.

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10: The Magic Button.

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