A recent article in Architects Journal quotes Prince Charles saying,

I don’t trust any architect who can’t draw, and who doesn’t submit a drawing, or a measured drawing from which I can judge what the building is going to be like.

Prince Charles’ comments come from his perception that architects rely too much on technology, to the point in which technology goes from being the “slave” to the “master”. What is your opinion? Do you think manual drafting is essential to the profession? Would you trust an architect more if s/he gave you a hand-drawn sketch manual draft versus a computer rendered drawing CAD rendered draft? Or does the idea of receiving something hand-drawn drawn in pencil and pen seem old-fashioned to you? Taking the 2-D design to 3-D form, how do you feel about an architectural model built from physical materials versus a 3-D model on the computer CAD rendered 3-D model?

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