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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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It’s Good to spend time in the Big Boat

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

As I sit here on the plane back home from another AIA National Convention in Denver, I cannot help but feel enthused about my profession and the people within it.   Unfortunately, I did not get to spend as much time attending sessions and seminars as I had hoped, yet the level of inspiration I […]

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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 […]

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A New Idea = ABPi

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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 […]

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When does it become Architecture?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

A recent discussion among a few of my fellow architects has started a bit of a controversy and I felt as though I should weigh in. There are three blog posts for reference here…. the initial post from Life of an Architect (here), a response by Coffee with an Architect (here) and Life of an […]

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Your Own Architecture Firm Pt II

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

As a continuation of the previous post regarding issues involved with operating your own firm, I am going to reflect on a few more considerations… INDEPENDENCE. Yes, you left your previous employment or went out on your own with this as one of your main reasons, I am sure. But be aware that this new […]

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Your own Architecture Firm

Friday, June 15th, 2012

So you want to own your own firm. Well by all means, no time like today. Get the branding started. But there are hundreds of issues that you must be willing to address. I want to speak about a few today from my perspective as an operator of a small firm for going on 6 […]

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    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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    A New Idea = ABPi

    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 […]

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