A winding path

In some regards my path to becoming an architect is what some would say, a pretty typical journey. In other ways though, the parts I don't typically talk about, it's definitely been a bit of a winding journey to get to where I currently find myself. This is the 41st blog post in the #Architalks …

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A pictures worth

Pretty pictures, renderings, sketches, construction documents, whatever the final outcome, architects are in the business of making images that convey a certain amount of information.  It's an expansion of a line that a previous boss used to drill in my head., Architects are in the business of conveying information."  we just happen to use a …

Renewal

Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that as I am thinking about what to write for this month's #Architalks post that I have been banished to my bed after a big shot of cough medicine. If I get sick, it is usually at this time of year. For some reason I think my body knows …

I forget

One of the points of ArchiTalks is to show how various architects from different backgrounds and experiences take on a certain topic.  There is one experience that every architect shares, taking the A.R.E.  Well at least here in the states.  It brings about memories of anxiety, relief, happiness, and resentment.  I wouldn't be surprised if …

Ugly, sloppy, and wrong – oh my!

Architecture is a combination technical results oriented applications and artistic exploration and expression.  The technical side is a pretty easy one to judge a project on.  You can fairly accurately measure the square footage of a building; the amount of energy a building is consuming in the middle of summer; the performance of the various …