The methods by which we create architecture are abstract and vast. Some designers sketch, some build a plethora of study models, some write, some read, etc ... but everyone has their own mode of working. We often look at those who have come before us to see how they work.
Datum: student journal of architecture: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/datum/vol1/iss1/3