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Three Favorite Architectural Words

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

As I was tasked with choosing my three favorite words for this round of our scheduled #Architalks series, I had several immediate inclinations. But I easily cast those aside as they are not overly relevant to this series. For those who know me well, three other words will most likely come to mind. But I […]


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 […]


Arch Student Portfolios: My Top 3 Tips

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Commentary on Architectural Student Portfolios Being that it is the time of year for architectural students to end their plight of crits, all nighters, model building, presentation making and the like, I felt I should give espouse my point of view on portfolios. I know that times have changed drastically since I created my first […]


Arch Post-it: ABPi 16: Archi-type Definitions: The Designer

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

See the related Archi-Types post it. Short and hopefully intriguing/thought provoking definitions of the list.     – Andrew Hawkins, AIA  


Arch Post-it: ABPi 15: Archi-Types

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Inspired by a Twitter conversation today about Architects, business and skill sets. I should expand on each sometime in the future.     – Andrew Hawkins, AIA        


Arch Post-it: ABPi 11: Everything & Nothing

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

I never really know what to put in this space to just fill up the white space created by the image and the tags! So carry on…   – Andrew Hawkins, AIA


ARCH POST-it: ABPi 10: People & Places

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

This is not an uncommon occurrence….   – Andrew Hawkins, AIA


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    Architect Leaders

    Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis This quote rings true to me when I begin to think about Architects as leaders. This is something that is part of the essence of any architect; our common ground. We all do this activity on a daily basis for every project. Yet the strong […]


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    OK. So I have decided to start a new little project. A side project if you will. (As if I do not have enough stuff going at the moment!) I came by this ideas just the other day during a twitter conversation with a few fellow architects. I am going to borrow a format from my good friend @archy_type, who has […]