#Archidad – A modern approach

Do you really have to go to work?  Can't you stay and play with us today? The other day I had site meeting at a project that is really close to my house.  There was no reason to drive all the way into the office just to turn around and head back the way I …

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You need it to get it

Back when I first started looking for a job in architecture I kept running into the same hurdle that I could never seem to get over.  After reviewing my resume or even possibly going in for an interview, I would seem to always get a similar response, 'We're just looking for someone with more experience'.  …

Social Impact

Over the last few weeks I've been writing a post about how during a project architects typically have a book of specifications to go along with all of the drawing sheets for a project.  They talk all about the materials and what a contractor needs to do to install them correctly, beyond just the location, …

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 …