Last night I sat down and went through alkikat’s compiled study guides (check them out, they’re great!), reread the NCARB exam guide, and read the SD chapter by Dorf. It was a good way to kick things off, and I think I have an idea of how I might start organizing my own guide this weekend.
Here’s my first timed attempt at the Interior Layout, which took about 55 minutes to do. Ultimately I’d like to get my time down to 30 minutes. I think with a bit of practice and creating a routine that shouldn’t be difficult. To me, it looks like everything is working out pretty decently. That being said, there’s a ton of wasted space in the middle of the suite (I don’t like that at all), my 5′ turning radius in the conference room overlaps the door (but I think it can move down), and I’ve since learned that the executive desk in Mr. Jones’ office could have a 3′ clear dimension from the table, not the chair, provided there was enough space to get between the desk and the armchair.
Also, speaking of Jones’, I have no idea why, but every time I work on that room I get Me & Mrs. Jones stuck in my head. My brain apparently likes to inflict not necessarily cruel, but definitely unusual punishment when I’m studying. Here’s hoping there isn’t an office for Mr. Roboto on the actual exam.
Building Layout is tonight…let the Dorf charting begin!