Architecture = Change

Let's be honest here, change is what we do, it's what we are, and hopefully not what we work for.  We are agents of change helping determine both its magnitude and direction.  Ok, that sounded a bit deep, but the essence of it is still basically true.  The work we do helps facilitate some sort …

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Drafting Lessons 2 – Notes

I took a class at the convention a few years back that was all about how architects should talk to non-architects, because apparently we are actually really bad at it.  Who knew?  We were provided a list of 10 things we should all do.  Don't worry, I'm not going to go over all 10 here, …

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 …

Back to School

Backpacks, pencils, paper, and a Trapper Keeper.  When I was in elementary school, that's what I remember having to bring on that dreaded first day back to school from the summer.  Things have changed a bit since then.  My child's list is a full page, requiring either a multitude of trips to various stores in …

Summer Surprise

It's 9:00 at night, and it's 90 degrees outside.... Yeah, it's definately summertime.  I'm back from the baseball game  In case your wondering, we didn't win it all, but hey, we're in first place again this year.  So far summer has been chalk full of the typical things; summer camp, sports competitions, bar-b-q's, and so on. …