Citizen Architect

It almost sounds like the title to a politically charged action thriller. Well, almost.  This month's #ArchiTalks subject, and an interesting one at that. The American Institute of Architects defines "Citizen Architect" as one who uses his/her insights, talents, training, and experience to contribute meaningfully, beyond self, to the improvement of the community and human condition. …

Everyday Tools

Last week I got into an argument discussion over what tools an architect uses to actually design with.  I sit in the camp that every tool that an architect uses in their professional activities is an instrument that can be used for design. What really surprises me, is how many still think that design really …

Talk about a let down. Well Maybe…

Have you ever felt like the rewards just don't seem to be matching the effort? I have worked in the architecture industry professionally (if you count running errands in an office while a student intern, professional) for twelve years now. A lifetime in some professions, but still considered by many, the new kid on the …