I’ve got a lot to learn

I've been involved lately in a bunch of conversations about the changing role architects are playing in a typical project.  You used to be able to go to an experienced architect and be able to ask them about design, drafting, flashing details, or numerous other things that are involved in projects and you would get …

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A Few Reminders

I work in the world of commercial architecture.  Whether it is a big or small project, the client usually has a pretty good idea of what they want in the end.  In fact they've typically been through this entire process a few times before.  They know the contracts involved, they've seen a set of construction …

You do you

Maybe I've been listening to way to much pop music when I came up with that title, but it seemed appropriate after I spent the last week trying to determine what I was going to write about.  And let me be totally honest from the beginning, I was not following my own advice up until.... …

An Afternoon Off?

In a completely unexpected way, a couple of days ago, I got the afternoon off from work.  Well, let me phrase a little more accurately.  I got the afternoon away from the office, not working on construction drawings or alternate product proposals from the contractor.  E-mails with clients and co-workers along with research for an …

Priorities

There is a saying in the architecture profession that if you ask a hundred different architects for an opinion on something, you are going to get a hundred completely different responses. I mean we work in a profession filled with opinions and preferences mixed with science and mechanics, would you expect any less?  So with …