There is a part of every architect’s and designer’s job that involves gathering material samples for their projects.

It’s a bit like playing at a playground, getting ice cream from an ice cream truck or Christmas morning.

One might expect to see samples for a project adhered to a large stiff backdrop to demonstrate to the client the design intention with respect to materials, all in one visual. The architect’s logo will be neatly affixed to the bottom corner and one places this on an easel.

This is something most architects find to be fun, but as I was thinking about my recent client meetings involving samples, I remembered samples are more of an important informant to the design process than a destination. I rarely glue them to a backdrop…I said rarely not never.

Three things come to mind that samples inform.

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