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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 […]

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Time for Change: AIA Grassroots 2013

Friday, March 29th, 2013

This year’s AIA grassroots was all about change. Heck even the hotel was different than it had been in the past years. I attended this year due to the fact that I am the president-elect for my local chapter component of the AIA. So this is the event at which I am intended to learn […]

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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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AIAwesome Buttons

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

I handed out some buttons to almost anyone who would have them at the 2012 AIA National Convention a few weeks back.  They showed up in photos, instagrams, and Twitter feeds.  It was cool, fun and it was a type of sub theme for many of my online friends during the convention. These buttons came […]

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DESIGN CONNECTED FORCES

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 […]

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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 […]

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Unpaid Internships are Unsatisfactory

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Unpaid Internships are Counterproductive for the Profession of Architecture In our current rough economy, there has been much discussion among the profession on the topic of unpaid internships. One such online conversation revolved around a job posting that had surfaced due to a job search. (Lots of my brethren are out of work these days) […]

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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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    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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