Off the Boards: The Evolution of Architectural Practice

Richard T. Reep Sr., AIA

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Off the Boards: The Evolution of Architectural Practice, by Richard T. Reep Sr., AIA (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2013), x+80 pp. Paper. ISBN: 978-0-9835339-8-6

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Architects are known for drawing blueprints with T-squares and triangles on drawing boards. They no longer do.

Building designs today are produced on computers. The men and women who learned to draw by hand with pencils learned to draw with computers. Some of that transition was sudden, a revolution. Most was more gradual, an evolution.

Using both words and pictures, Off the Boards tells the story of the transition. The author experienced its entire span, observing how the changes affected design, the profession, and the entire practice of architecture.

Architectural projects, called work on the boards, moved off the boards.