Advice From My Mentor

This is a post in a group series called #ArchiTalks in which a group of us architecture bloggers post about a common theme once a month. This month’s theme is “Mentorship.” To see what the others had to say, check out the links at the bottom of the page!     If you are...
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Advice for Clients

This is a post in a group series called #ArchiTalks in which a group of us architecture bloggers post about a common theme once a month. This month’s theme is “Advice for Clients.” To see what the others had to say, check out the links at the bottom of the page!   Three...
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Back to School…Suckas

One thing I liked most about getting back to school was the fresh start. One of my professors pointed out that at the beginning of the semester everyone is happy because they still have potential…lol But it’s true, you start out with all the potential to have a great semester,...
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Summer Rhythms

I usually entered the summer feeling really pumped and ready to accomplish something. I was always coming off a bout with finals, and I was in hustle mode. Like when you finish running and need to do a cool down lap, I usually felt the need to still focus on some minor side...
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Dear Future Architects…

do your thing. I don’t know what the world of architecture will be like beyond a few years from now, but there is a truth about PROGRESS that I think will hold up forever. What makes art special is that it marks progress in some way. This is why museums display boring wooden...
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New Year, New Found Appreciation

This is a post in a group series called #ArchiTalks in which Bob Borson of Life of an Architect gives a group of us architects a theme or a set of questions and we all post our response… this month’s theme: “New Year, New _____” to read how the others had to say...
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My First Project

There I was staring at some drapes pinned to the wall, with a giant clipboard on my lap, some sticks of charcoal, an intimidatingly big piece of paper, thinking, “how the hell am I supposed to do this?” It was the “Summer Workshop” at my college, a sort of extended freshmen...
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Work / Life

That’s tricky… I feel like this is something everyone struggles with and especially architects. I whish I could say that my work is so rewarding that my life is always in balance. But that’s only true half of the time. How does one achieve the ever elusive, “work / life balance?”...
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Where Architecture is Going

There is such a thing as PUBLIC SPACE and PRIVATE SPACE, and architecture is simply the membrane between the two. This understanding of architecture is especially important today because privacy is the biggest change we are experiencing as we become ever-more connected and aware...
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Get in the Zone to Design

Part of being human is that we have moods. Sometimes we are in the mood to design, and sometimes we are in the mood to sit on the couch, eat Cheetos and watch TV. When you are in the mood to be creative and make something, go do it! People will tell you you’re working too...
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