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AIA NATIONAL Tweet Up Follow Up

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The following is a summary (& expansion) of my comments during the AIA National Tweet Up last week during the national convention. I was “interviewed” during the gathering to just give some quick thoughts on Twitter. I just wanted to get it out there for a bit of posterity. It was so great to meet […]


Twitter for Architects

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

(Part of Series: New Digital and Social Media for Architects) This is a re-post in of the two articles published on the Texas Architects. (Part 1 – Part 2) This post has combined the two separate articles into a single post as originally intended. Also this post provides placement of imagery is as intended.   […]



Friday, March 30th, 2012

Design has a power to transform. It can change the way almost anything is perceived. Good, bad, cheap, elegant, efficient, inclusive… can all be descriptors of design. Design has impact in every person’s life, every day. Yet most do not realize this. They go about their daily lives as if the world around them (and […]


AIA Membership Discussion Analysis

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Analysis of AIA Membership Discussion on Linked In I have been following a discussion posted within the AIA group on LinkedIn. The discussion revolves around the value and benefits of AIA membership and whether one should remain a member. This single discussion may have more comments than any other in the group. It started in […]


New Digital and Social Media for Architects: Intro

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I recently penned the introduction to a series of articles that will be presented on the Texas Architects Website. The series will focus on some of the tools available to the architectural professional (AEC) community. I will contribute at least one article (maybe more) for the series. The series is being created by the New Media […]


88 MPH with 1.21 Gigawatts!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

88 MPH with 1.21 Gigawatts! If I could go back in time (in a 1982 DeLorean would be best!), would I make different choices? Would I want to change my personal history? Would I require 1.21 gigawatts of electricity? And would that be from a sustainable power source? I think that life has many twists […]


2012 Goals: The Visual Edition

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Well there was some technical difficulties when I made my last post. My WordPress and new web host were not getting along. And my web team had some work to do…so I did not get to post any photos or visual aids in my New Year’s post.  So now that balance has been restored I […]


The Time is Upon Us.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

So we have begun yet another year. I find that I always become strangely nostalgic and emotional at this time of year. Before I had children, I would sit and watch a multitude of end of the year retrospectives. This always made me emotional. As I look back over the previous year, I can only […]


Architectural Haiku

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Architectural Haiku Traditional Japanese haiku consists of 17 “on” (not quite syllables), the “kireji” (the cutting) and the “kigo” (a seasonal reference). All of this does not exactly translate to English form of literature. The Japanese form is consists of 3 phrases of 5, 7, 5 “on” respectively. The English version has translated this form […]


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 […]


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