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Differences: 2015 AIA National Convention

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

This past week I was in Atlanta, GA for the 2015 AIA National Convention.  I make it a point to attend this event every year. It is a great part of my professional experience and I gain great benefit from it. This year I was fortunate to present a seminar entitled “Mobile Technologies for Architecture […]


My Favorite Place in the Wild

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

My favorite place in the entire world? This is a very tough question. Difficult because I have not yet traveled to many places in the world I hope to see. Also because there are so many places already that are tied to emotions and meaning in my life. So in order to answer this question […]


Here in the Real World

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Architecture in the real world. What does this mean exactly? At first I had a strong notion that the question itself was loaded, but then I thought a bit more about this post.  I first wanted to go on a tangent about the difference between academia and the profession. Or I thought  maybe a soap […]


A Typical Day for this Small Firm Owner

Monday, December 1st, 2014

My Day: Nov 18, 2014 The following represents a day in the life of this owner of a small architectural firm. This play by play is representative of a fairly typical day in my life as the owner-operator of a firm of 8. Every day in my office is a new chance to learn, create, […]


Architectural Story Books

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

(aka Construction Docs) Every architect has a story; and probably at least a dozen good really great ones. I have a few from my career that make me smile when I think about them and some even make me gush with pride when I tell them to others. Some involve excellence in construction problem solving, […]


Being an Architect: Questions Answered

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

I am posting this in conjunction with several fellow architects. We are a small , but hopefully growing, group of architects from around the country that are active in social media. Well all media for that matter. This effort is being spearheaded by my good friend Bob Borson of “Life of an Architect” fame. The […]


AIA 2014: City of Architecture

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

As I leave the great city of Chicago after the AIA 2014 National Convention, I am once again reminded that the strength of our national organization lies in it’s people. I am not referring to the national staff although all of them which I deal with regularly are exceptional. My statement refers to the AIA […]


12 Insider Tips from Intern Architects

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

In my last post, I wrote a set of tips to become the worlds greatest intern architect. (15 Steps) This was from an employers point of view. So I decided to give my own interns a shot at a similar list. So below is the list they created. Some interesting similarities and some conflicts as well. […]


15 Steps to become an Architecture Intern of Awesomeness

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I have had a few conversations lately about what it means to be an architectural intern and the issues that today’s freshly graduated professionals have to endure. So I decided to compile a list of guiding principles for intern architects around the world. (And let’s not start the debate about nomenclature of this group, I […]


The App Man…that’s me?!?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

I am a technology geek. I am always searching out the newest toys for my electronic world. I may not always have the budget to pay for all those wonderful toys, (I am an architect after all) but I search and research regardless. I am often the “go to guy” for many of my friends […]


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