Sketching and architecture go hand and hand. It is the first step in the design process and something every designer should do. Like many professions, you do not jump into a project without any planning or thought. You have to think through it first. Thinking is directly correlated to drawing. Thinking can begin with nothing more than a simple sketch that later is developed into something more.
BENEFITS OF SKETCHING
· Saves time in the workflow process
· Helps eliminate layout and functionality issues
· Great for brainstorming
· Anyone can sketch
Given that, as an architect, the ability to sketch is important. Many students who are not really good at sketching freak out. However, sketching is not an inherent talent as we believe so. It is a skill, and like any other skill, it can be greatly improved by practice.