Archive for December, 2010

What do you give an Architect for Xmas – free building permits?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

student image by Ivanna Buldakova from

At The Building Regulations Blog we are always looking for ways to better understand what our readers want. In our pre Christmas research we came across what eHow recommended people give to the Architecture student in their life!

  • “A practical gift for an architecture student would be coffee¬†or another stimulant to help them pull all-nighters and get through that tough class schedule;
  • A stainless steel travel¬†mug will allow them to stylishly tote their coffee to class;
  • A case of Red Bull or Jolt soda (not sure what this is?) would be a fun gift, yet would come in handy;
  • A subscription to an architecturally focused magazine would make a perfect gift that an architecture student will look forward to receiving in the mail each month e.g. “Architectural Digest” ; and
  • An iPod and a gift card to iTunes so they can jam out while creating future design masterpieces.”

PS: Did you get that iPad you so badly wanted for Christmas?

Architecture of 2010 revisited

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010