How to Buy a Present for an Architect / by Evan Troxel

Matters of Taste: Ten things to give, or not to give, an architect

Don't Give: Sports-related gifts
Architects do not have time for sports. They learned in college that Sunday was for sleeping in and Monday nights were the first night of the week to stay up late.

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Do Give: Books on architects you have never heard of
The main thing: the less the buildings in the pictures look like actual buildings to you, the better.

It's funny because it's true.