Gifts For Architects In 2019

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Gifts For Architects - 2019

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I am back once again with my annual list of the best gifts for architects. We architects are a picky bunch so it can be a challenge to buy for us. 

So whether your buying for an architecture student, an aspiring or veteran architect this should help you out. 

UPDATED: October 15, 2019.

So here are my top picks for Gifts For Architects In 2019.


1. LEGO Architecture Studio

The ultimate LEGO set for architects.

This isn't a toy, it is a design tool used by many of the top architecture firms in the world such as BIG and SOM. Includes an inspirational 272 page guidebook written by several leading architects.

See also: The 25 Coolest Lego Architecture Sets

2. Frank Gehry's Architecture and Design Course

Give a very unique gift. World–renowned Architect Frank Gehry teaches an architecture and design course through the online education platform MasterClass. 

Frank shares his creative process and offers critiques on student work. Gehry will also share his philosophy on design and architecture from his enormous model archive, giving a glimpse into his creative process with case studies, progressive models, and storytelling.

Since it is all online it works great as a last minute gift!



3. Funny Architect T-Shirts

Great gifts for any architect, architecture student or aspiring architect.

I'M AN ARCHITECT: Sorry, I think your house is ugly.

4. Leica DISTO D2 Advanced Laser Measure 330 Ft

A must-have for any architect to get instant, accurate measurements. No more dragging a tape measure across the room.


5. Notre Dame Cathedral 3D Metal Model Kit

This is just one example of the dozens of different architectural icons from around the world offered by Fascinations.

See also: 10 Extraordinary Metal Architecture Model Kits

Each model starts out as 4" x 8" metal sheets and you simply pop out the parts using wire cutters and follow the included directions to assemble your model. The cathedral is 3.2" x 4.6" x 2" when assembled. No glue or solder needed.

6. Archi-mug

A fun architect gift.

7. Rotring 800 Drafting Pencil

The best drafting pencil the world has to offer, with full metal body and retractable mechanism. 

See also: The 10 Best Drafting Pencils

8. Japanese Omoshiroi Block 

The world’s coolest notepad. It starts out as a simple block of paper but as you pull of each layer it slowly reveals a model.

9. Frank Lloyd Wright Door Mat

Leave no doubt to whether there is an architect in the house.  

10. Pentel Arts GraphGear 1000 Premium Gift Set

A beautifully presented set of drafting pencils for drawing and sketching.  

11. Fisher Matte Black Space Pen, Gift Boxed

Since no detail is too small for an architect, for a pen I recommend using the all-metal Fisher Space Pen Bullet to reduce the risk of breaking and leaking all over the drawings. Includes a cool gift box and case.

12. Frank Lloyd Wright Luxfer Prism 14" Wall Clock

Frank Lloyd Wright designed and patented a series of 45 prisms of clear glass tiles to refract light for the Luxfer Prism Company building in Buffalo, New York, 1896-97.

The front and rear walls of the building were made entirely of these Luxfer Prisms. This clock incorporates two of the famous prism designs, including the flower design that was the only one that was ever actually produced. 


13. Bamboo Alarm Clock

Any architect would be glad to have this beautiful clock on their desk or bedside table.

Wood texture alarm clock makes a statement in any bedroom. Comes in a variety of wooden finishes and LED light colors to suit any taste

14. BYB E430 Metal Architect LED Desk Lamp  

This premium aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy lamp with sleek brushed finish is the perfect addition to an architect's home or office desk. 

See also: The 25 Best Architect Lamps


15. Zaha Hadid Vase

The design of the “Crevasse” Flower vase by one of the greatest architects of our time, Zaha Hadid, was obtained through a combination of rotating and inverting a single trapezoidal shape.

16. Feet & Inches Fraction Calculator

What is 1-1/16" + 3-3/8" + 7-1/4"?

This calculator is a huge time saver for adding and subtracting fractional dimensions.


Calculated Industries

17. 3D Mouse

As architects, essentially everything we design is now in 3D. This mouse makes it much easier and faster move around and edit the design model. 

Works with all 3D applications--on Windows, Mac, or Linux.


18. TaoTronics LED Architect Lamp

This durable full metal body LED lamp would be a welcome addition to any architect's desk or side table.

  • 5 color modes and 6 brightness levels

  • Memory function, 60-minute timer, night light, and USB port

  • Multi-angle adjustable head and arm


19. Rocketbook Reusable Smart Sketchbook

For the modern architect, this Everlast sketchbook combines the feel of pen and paper with the convenience of a digital record.

Simply save your sketches using the Rocketbook App. Can be used with any pen from the Pilot FriXion line. One is included and you can also get the pack of assorted colors erasable gel pens

Erases easily with a damp cloth. 


Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook
Rocket Innovations, Inc.

20. Wooden Folding Book Light

A book-shaped lamp with dozens of creative ways to display. It turns on when you open the book and turns off when you close it. The LED lamp charges via USB so it can be conveniently used anywhere. 

21. Moleskine Sketchbook

The Moleskine Sketchbook is a must-have sketchbook for every architect and architecture student. 


22. Flashforge Desktop 3D Printer

Have an architect on your list who has been extra good this year? They can create their own presents using the this desktop 3D printer. Possibilities are limited only by their imagination. 

23. Alvin Black Aluminum Architect Scale

A serious upgrade from the standard plastic, this aluminum scale will last a lifetime. 

24. Wonyered 40PCS Professional Sketching Set  

No sketch is impossible with this pencil kit. Includes 12 drawing pencils, graphite and charcoal pencils, blending stumps, sharpeners, erasers and more in a compact zippered case.

25. Architect L9 Cronometrics Unisex Watch

Beautiful stainless steel case with Italian leather band. 

26. Personalized Architect Pen Set

A cool, unique personalized gift.

Personalized pen sets for Architect
Personalized wooden pen sets

27. Moleskine: The Hand of the Architect

Includes 378 autographed sketches by 110 internationally recognized architects.

28. Architect Reading Material

Here are a few of my top pics for architecture books.

To see my complete list check out:

The 50 Best Architecture Books

This new release is on my own gift list:

An entertaining book for any past, present or future architecture student.

A fun read for any architect.

A very interesting and enlightening read on the future of architecture. 

A must-have for any architect's bookshelf.

The fantastic text on the comprehinsive history of architecture.

An excellent overview of the profession for aspiring architects.

The go-to reference for American residential architecture. 

Thanks for reading, I hope these gifts for architects will help you find the perfect present.