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About Doug Patt:


Doug Patt ( is a registered licensed architect. He's worked in the architectural field since 1993, and specializes in high-end residential architecture. Doug has worked on projects that have received American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Builders Awards in residential architecture. He is the author of the top selling book How to Architect, published by MIT Press Spring in 2012. Doug is also the creator of the very popular YouTube channel How to Architect.

About Alvin & Company:


Alvin has been the professional's choice for drafting tools and drawing supplies for over half a century. Since 1950, we have brought quality and value to our customers. Our tools help bridge the gap between ideas and innovations.

From our precision compasses to our iconic cutting mats our tools remain a staple for professionals the world over. Alvin also offers the finest student grade tools to those beginning their journey into the art of drafting.

Our collection is available through our extensive range of authorized retailers throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. Alvin, trusted tools for drafting and design.

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