5 Things Every ARCHITECT Needs (under $20)

Sharing (a few) of my favorite items from my everyday carry - all under $20 - that every architect (and student) needs as well as a philosophy on living a creative life. These tools are the raw materials for design, the inspiration comes from within, in this video I share how I refill my creative stores week after week; it's a reminder for architects, aspiring architects, and students alike.

My updated list of daily carry can always be found here.


Copic markers are alcohol based which makes them fantastic for blending. They’re what I use 100% of the time when working on trace. I’m always asked to share my favorite colors. If you’re just getting started sketching, I recommend starting with the neutral grays first.


Neutral Gray Sketching Set (set of 5 + .5mm multiliner (won’t smudge like other inks will when used with the Copics)


YR27, YR23, YR20 (set of three)

Y00, Y13, Y18 (set of three)

Links to other favorites in this post.