Sketches and drawings are an architect's primary means of communicating ideas.
Design begins with discussions and conversations which, inevitably, result in a doodle or a sketch to help make a point or clarify an idea.
Buildings, especially old buildings, tell stories. Observing and sketching can help unlock those stories and hopefully teach us about our own sense of design.
The first three of these sketches are in the service of practice. "Sisters" and "Mid Century Early Century" were used to demonstrate site development ideas for Noll and Tam's winning project proposal for the Los Altos Community Center.
The third sketch, "Marin Ave Stairs", was completed to clarify the design intent of work under construction.
The balance of these sketches were made in my travels around New York State and the San Francisco Bay Area.