An Artist is Only as Good as their Tools!

Architects & Designers, streamline your workflow! As the saying goes… “An artist is only as good as their tools.”

As an architect who navigates blueprints from anywhere, I’ve discovered 10 essential tools that transform daily tasks. From remote work to on-site problem-solving, these game-changers will make your architectural life smoother (and maybe even a little more comfortable). With the right tools and technology you can exponentially increase your efficiency and output. Let’s dive in!

1. Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Ultra-light and versatile. Get productive your way with the Surface Pro 6 now faster than ever with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor and the full Windows 10 Home experience.

  • A best in class laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet
  • More power now with the new 8th Generation Intel Core Processor
  • Ultra slim and light, starting at just 1.7 pounds. TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security




2. Laser Measurer

With slim and sleek features, the Leica DISTO E7100i offers the ability to take straight line measurements, along with area calculations to greatly improve your measuring workflow.

  • 1/16″ accuracy and up to 330 foot measuring range. Measuring units-0.000 m, 0.00 ft, 0’00” 1/16, 0 in 1/16. Measurements per set of batteries-up to 10000
  • Bluetooth 4.0 for transferring measurements into desired software
  • Last 10 measurement memory, Dimensions : 116 x 44 x 26 mm / 4.57 x 1.73 x 1.02 in




3. Portable Charger

The Safe Choice for Charging. These chargers are designed to meet the highest safety standards, each backed by the industry-leading 3-year refresh care. So you can have peace of mind knowing that your devices are always in good hands.

  •  0.5-inch power bank that breaks the limit of 10000mAh
  • 3A fast charging fuels iPhone up to 78% in just one hour
  • Works for all types of electronic devices


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4. Herman Miller Aeron Chair

Let’s face it, as an architect you will spend a lot of time at your desk. Without the right chair this will lead to posture issues and/or a sore neck and back. You owe it to yourself to get the best chair on the market which is the Herman Miller Aeron Chair.

  • Suspension seating with full ergonomic support and an iconic design that complements any space
  • Adjustable Posture Fit SL, fully adjustable arms, and carpet casters
  • Fabric: the 8Z Pellicle offers eight latitudinal zones of varying tension in the Seat and Back to provide targeted pressure distribution and eliminate heat buildup
  • Harmonic 2 tilt provides natural, balanced motion through a range of posture changes





5. 55-Inch Large Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk

Find your perfect sit-stand desk fit with ergonomic designs, wood/glass top, storage options (drawer, keyboard tray), and accessories (monitor riser, hooks, tablet/phone holder). 

  • Digital Display Handset – 4 memory preset options for easy adjustment.
  • Electric Lift System – Fully motorized lift from 28 to 45 Inches height.
  • Telescopic Height Adjustment – The strong legs use telescopic adjustment transitioning from sitting to standing from 28″ to 45″




6. SAMSUNG 49″ Odyssey OLED G9 (G95SC) Series Curved Smart Monitor, 240Hz

Introducing the world’s first 49″ OLED monitor, the Odyssey OLED G95SC with Neo Quantum Processor, which brings brighter whites, deeper blacks and near infinite color contrast. Its curved screen wraps around your field of view for truly engrossing gameplay in up to 32:9 aspect ratio. In addition, Gaming Hub allows you to instantly access top streaming services and your favorite consoles.

  • 49″ DUAL QHD: A screen as wide as two quad high definition monitors delivers maximum space to take in all the pin-sharp detail; It wraps around your field of vision with 1800R curvature to put you fully into your character’s shoes
  • DisplayHDR TRUE BLACK 400: Uncover every secret with infinite expression; See true black and dark colors on screen without pixel light bleed for supreme color and depth expression in your work
  • OLED & NEO QUANTUM PROCESSOR PRO: With the advanced Neo Quantum Processor Pro, every frame on the OLED panel is instantly analyzed and optimized for maximum quality; Colors, shades and contrast come together to deliver a bright, brilliant picture



7. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Clear away the distractions of the world, and focus on what matters most. Go deeper into your music, work, and passions — with no noise in the way. Plus with Amazon Alexa, you can enjoy entertainment, get information, and manage your day. Just ask.

  • Three levels of world-class noise cancellation for better listening experience in any environment
  • Alexa-enabled for voice access to music, information, and more
  • Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear sound and voice pick-up
  • Balanced audio performance at any volume


    8. Apple AirPods Pro

    Prefer going wireless? Then Apple AirPods Pro are the best choice for you! Equipped with active noise cancellation and transparency mode, sweat and water resistance and a customizable fit, they are a great choice for anyone. Microphones detect noise from both outside and inside the ear. AirPods Pro then counter it with equal anti-noise before you can hear it. Enjoy effortless connectivity and great sound with these best-in-class wireless ear buds.

    • Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
    • Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
    • Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit
    • Sweat and water resistant
    • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear




    9. ASUS ROG Azoth 75% Wireless DIY Custom Keyboard, OLED Display

    The ASUS ROG Azoth 75 wireless keyboard has a gasket-mount design and three-layer dampening, hot-swappable pre-lubed ROG NX mechanical switches, ROG keyboard stabilizers, PBT doubleshot keycaps and switch lube kit, OLED display and tri-mode connection with SpeedNova wireless technology.

    You can use the built-in OLED display to monitor system information and statistics or to display the built in visualizations and GIF images. Or create and upload your own! The fact that you can swap out keycaps, switches and customize the display makes this the ultimate bespoke custom keyboard.

    • SpeedNova Wireless Technology — ROG SpeedNova wireless technology offers up to 2,000+ hours of stable, uninterrupted near-zero-latency in 2.4 GHz RF mode
    • OLED Smart Display Screen — 2-inch OLED panel can show the settings menu, media visualizations and system monitoring.
    • Hot-swappable ROG NX Mechanical Switches — Pre-lubed switches for smoother clicks and eliminates bouncing noises respectively; fast actuation and ROG-tuned force curves provide great keystroke feel and consistency.




    10. Razer Naga V2 HyperSpeed Wireless Mouse – 19 Programmable Buttons

    Elevate your workflow with the Razer Naga V2 HyperSpeed—a best-in-slot wireless ergonomic mouse. Optimize efficiency with an arsenal of 19 buttons and a dual mode scroll wheel. Power through raid progression with potent wireless performance backed by up to 250 hours of battery life on HyperSpeed Wireless. Program each of the 19 buttons to replace a multi-key function or other macro and significantly increase the speed of completing jobs and tasks. 

    • 19 Programmable Buttons: Armed with ergonomically positioned buttons that provide an arsenal of commands at your fingertips for mapping out the essentials or going all out with advanced macros
    • HyperSpeed Wireless: Experience lightning-fast, ultra-low-latency gaming with industry-leading wireless performance, featuring multi-device support.
    • Powered by Razer HyperScroll Technology: Perform repeated commands rapidly or blaze through content in free-spin mode, or activate tactile mode for enhanced precision and satisfying feedback