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In the beginning there were pens



Both directors here at Morgan Harris Architects were trained at a time before computers were the only tool for producing drawings. We're privileged to have seen the transition between the old and the new and value the pen-weights we were trained to use to define our drawings. Our first jobs in practice (Hampshire County Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, Voon Wong and others) all relied on our skills with pens above computers originally. Even now we set up our drawing files with pen wights to match the old Rotring pen line thicknesses of 0.13, 0.18, 0.25, 0.35, 0.5, 0.7 and 1.0. These line-weights ensure our drawings are legible and clear for those assessing drawings for planning permission or looking to build out from detailed information. It's a pleasure to use the artistry of the old merged with the latest technology, both worlds can co-exist; the best of the old and the best of the new. Learn from the past and lead into the future.

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