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Monday, July 6th, 2015

Summer around here is often a very busy time. Since the majority of the design work completed around the firm is educational, summer schedules can be very hectic. The reason for this may not be apparent , but for our educational projects our documents and deliverables are usually due during the summer months to make […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


AIA 2014: City of Architecture

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

As I leave the great city of Chicago after the AIA 2014 National Convention, I am once again reminded that the strength of our national organization lies in it’s people. I am not referring to the national staff although all of them which I deal with regularly are exceptional. My statement refers to the AIA […]


12 Insider Tips from Intern Architects

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

In my last post, I wrote a set of tips to become the worlds greatest intern architect. (15 Steps) This was from an employers point of view. So I decided to give my own interns a shot at a similar list. So below is the list they created. Some interesting similarities and some conflicts as well. […]


15 Steps to become an Architecture Intern of Awesomeness

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I have had a few conversations lately about what it means to be an architectural intern and the issues that today’s freshly graduated professionals have to endure. So I decided to compile a list of guiding principles for intern architects around the world. (And let’s not start the debate about nomenclature of this group, I […]


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 […]


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        


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