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101 Architects

From plans to personalites: Everything you need to know about working with an architect (well, almost).

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    The Architectural Outsider

    The architectural profession is shrouded in mystery. What goes on in those offices is as foreign to most people as what goes into making Spam. So Dwell asked an inquisitive non-architect for his take on one of the world’s great unsolved mysteries.

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    The Architectural Insider

    The old joke “Enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?” isn’t a joke to architects, it’s part of their profession. Dwell asked one design veteran for his take on the world’s take on his world.

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    Five Questions About Working With Architects

    The idea of building or renovating your home can be daunting. Design schemes flood your brain as you stare at an empty lot or cramped kitchen. How can you best translate those visions into reality? Thankfully, architects are here to help. But still, where to begin?

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    To Be or Not to Be . . . Licensed

    In the United States, it’s illegal to call yourself an architect unless you have been licensed by a state—a process requiring a degree in architecture, years of apprenticeship, and a grueling multipart exam. Yet unlicensed “architects” doing the work 
of architects abound—they call themselves designers.

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