American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA), founded in 1857, boasts nearly 300 state and local chapters. The AIA represents those in the architecture profession, carrying out its goal through advocacy, information, and community. By sponsoring continued education programs, setting industry-wide contract standards, providing web-based resources and more, the AIA serves architecture professionals while advocating the value of architecture and design in society.
In my opinion, these are the BEST detail brushes out there, and I've tried half a dozen other brands. I've even bought high end Kolinsky sable minis, but they can't get the detail that these can. Mister Art has the best prices on these brushes by far.
These pencils are GREAT for sketching. The fit in the hand is far superior over round pencils and they don't go rolling off when you set them down. Unlike other thick pencils I've used, the graphite in these is very smooth - none of these nasty chunks that scratch up the paper or glue seams that fail, busting the lead apart and wasting half your pencil. By far,this is my sketching pencil of choice. Oh, and to sharpen, the wife gave me a makeup sharpener - its plenty wide enough, cheap and easy to get.