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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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]