As computers have increasingly eclipsed the notion of pencil-in-hand, has the art of the architectural sketch been lost to the ages? Despite never-ending technological advances, freehand is still very much a part of the architectural profession today.

The quote, "God is in the details," from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is a positive anthem that speaks to the poetry of the minutiae—and the artistic focus and follow-through required to achieve anything of worth.