Avoiding All-Nighters

Everyone knows that majoring in Architecture is notoriously hard. I can’t tell you how many times I heard people say to me: “Oh you’re majoring in architecture? I hope you don’t like sleep.” Of course, success in anything takes hard work. But I hate when I see people acting like...
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How to Sketch Like an Architect (Part 1)

Sketching is fast, generative, exploratory, and playful. For me, it’s the process that I rely on the most in designing. There are a few things that you should know about how to sketch so that you confidently take full advantage of its benefits in your design process. Watch this...
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You Don’t Need More Time

If you feel like you are always scrambling around at the last second to finish-up projects, then you need to hear this: “You don’t need more time. You need to decide.” -Seth Godin     The truth is that it’s hard to finish things on time. This struggle is something so...
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There Is No “Right Answer” In Design

In my first few years of studio I was always wondering what I was “supposed” to do on assignments. This mindset is actually very dangerous and unproductive in design studio even though, as a member of society, you have probably been trained to think like that. Check out this...
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Architectural Identity

In Architecture there is this concept of “Identity” that is super important. In the same way that a person might hold on to the identity of being shy or being outspoken, or nice, or a winner, or a looser… cities have identities. For example, Charleston, SC, has an identity that...
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Words of Wisdom

The following is from Architectural theorist John Ruskin’s Seven lamps of Architecture, the Lamp of Truth: We are too much in the habit of looking at falsehood in its darkest associations, and through the colour of its worse purposes. That indignation which we profess to feel at...
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