How to Write Like an Architect

Learn the graphic conventions architects use to hand letter their sketches and notes with this 5-page guide (8.5"x11" format). In addition to the style guide and list of recommended tools, you'll receive two printable worksheets to use as underlays for practice. Each worksheet is ruled with 3/16" (.1875) + 1/8" (.125") guidelines, one has the letter (and number) forms, the other includes only the guides.

What's Included:

  • Style + Resource Guide (4 Page PDF)
  • Letterform worksheet (PDF/JPG)
  • Blank Ruled Worksheet (PDF/JPG)



Frequently Asked Questions


Is this a course? Will it teach me how to be an architect?
It's less a course than it is a few practice lettering sheets. There's a style guide, a short video and a few bonus resources to help you learn an architectural lettering style. It will not teach you how to be an architect but, it is a foundational step on the path to becoming an architect and this handwriting style is still taught in architecture school today.

Your Instructor


Eric Reinholdt, RA, NCARB
Eric Reinholdt, RA, NCARB

I'm an award-winning architect, entrepreneur and founder of 30X40 Design Workshop, a design studio located on Mount Desert Island, Maine. I'm also author of the Architect + Entrepreneur book series and creator of the most popular architecture-focused YouTube channel online. I've been designing simple, modern residential architecture for more than 25 years and a practitioner of all the novel, entrepreneurial business strategies I teach in my courses.

(More about me in this short film.)


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