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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, […]


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 […]


Architect’s Christmas Wishlist

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Gifts for the Geeky Architect OK. So you know an architect or a designer type person. You also know they are a bit geeky in one form or another. Well I have assembled a list of gifts that should make some of them happy this holiday season. If not, then this list would make me […]


Architects: Perception vs Reality

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I have a plan to educate the entire world as to what an architect actually is and what we actually do. Lofty, I know! Even if I can enlighten one person, I will feel accomplished! So to that end, I felt it was necessary I start by reviewing and commenting on a few of the […]


Advocates for Architecture Day 2011

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

YESTERDAY was the first ever Advocates for Architecture Day at the State Capitol of Texas. This was an event designed by the Texas Society of Architects to get architects in front of policy makers in the state. There were 257 volunteer architects that for an afternoon were to be lobbyist for the cause of architects […]


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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 […]