The gift-giving season is upon us, and we all love shopping for that just right something for the special person in our life. Looking for a gift for a fellow architect? Well look no further. AIA Pittsburgh has consulted our resident style experts and come up with our top accessory picks for architects everywhere.
Funky glasses. You can always spot an architect in the room by looking at optical wear. Horn-rimmed, rectangular, thick frames, wire-less – there are many options, but regardless of style choice, architects always wear the most fashion-forward and unique glasses. But your architect doesn’t need glasses, you say? Vanity frames! You can find fun and funky frames to highlight any design.
Moleskine notebook. Architects are full of ideas, and need to write or sketch them immediately to ensure that they don’t forget them. Moleskin notebooks have been around for decades and come in a variety of shapes and sizes, perfectly customizable for the type of sketching you do or the amount of space you have to carry it. Hard cover, soft cover; plain, ruled, or squared; horizontal or vertical binding – the choices are limitless. Find the perfect shape and size to hold your inspiration!
The architect’s pen. We won’t name specific brands, because it’s different for every architect, but the profession as a whole loves their writing utensils! The extra-fine point marker pen is the preferred tool for conveying ideas, as it allows for more variation in line weight and fluidity, as well as coming in any color imaginable. A ballpoint just won’t do!
Messenger bag. You need somewhere to carry your sketchbook and pens, and where better than the versatile messenger bag? They come in a variety of shapes, materials, and sizes and are full of specialized pockets and compartments for whatever you need to carry into a meeting or on the job site.
Anything by Apple. And let’s not forget the love of well-designed technology. Be it an iPhone or the newest MacBook Pro, designers love Apple products because they are intuitive, sleek, and high-powered. Need we say more?