Communication – What, How, Why?

Architecture is all about the drawings, right?  Ummm, no.  Wait, say what?  Architects draw all the time whether it is by hand or on the computer.  I don’t think you can possibly count the number of posts on the internet about what drawings should look like, what line-weights to use, what font works best for …

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Where do we begin?

They might walk into your office completely unannounced looking for help.  Maybe they saw your web page and were so enamored with what they saw they had to call you right away.  Perhaps it is someone you have known for years, and they have finally decided to "pull the trigger" and get things finally moving.  …

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 …

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. …