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    Darian Mason
    Jan 17, '13 11:56 AM EST

    Moving into Design Development (DD) on my Thesis I am upping the difficulty rating.

    First: I will be taking some hand rendering courses; including pen and ink, and watercolor rendering. 

    Second: I will be moving from designing and drawing by hand to designing and drawing with CAD and by hand.


    This is going to create opportunities and challenges of using the right tool for the job. Hopefully I will remember that being able to use Revit or Rhinoceros doesn't mean that I should.

    With that prelude, the question:

    Do you think that CAD or BIM is beneficial to developing an architectural thesis project? Why or why not? 

    (Note: If your thesis is more theoretical and questions the premise of BIM technology in design, then of course it is useful. But this question is strictly concerned with the development of design by hand or through the use of computer aided drafting.) 

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A blog for an on going MArch Thesis Student Thesis is now in progress. This Blog will track the advancement through the program and record the many iterations that it takes to arrive at the final solution. My thesis is concerning how architecture can adapt to immigrant cultures and the current mixing of world cultures. It will be a fun ride!

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