Shooting architecture is a specialty in itself. I do not specialize in architectural photography. Rather, I treat a building and its elements just as I would any other object.
The structure must be visually described to communicate the elements the architect, owner or builder wants to feature. The ambience is vital to capture. I do not subscribe to the approach of many architectural photographers of flooding every nook and cranny with light to show detail in all spaces. I feel that in doing so, they destroy the natural and interior lighting that give the space its intended feel and mood; this look and feel is an important part of both the architect's and designer's talent and goal.
That is not to say I don't use lights. The range of photo receptors whether they are films or digital CMOSs or CCDs cannot absorb the usual extreme range of lighting exposures. So my photographic approach involves the same thinking as shooting any other object although it may take considerably more lighting power that most studio projects.
As with all my photography, I consider the images I am creating as visual communications. I lean to the editorial fundamentals. I want the image to communicate not just describe. I want to set a scene that the viewer can imagine stepping into whether it is a commercial structure, family house, individual rooms or architectural and design details.