A million choices

It's December, the holidays are everywhere, and the deadlines are relentless in their quest for completion.  It seems as though every project I am working on has someone consistently asking for an answer to the most question the world has ever seen and could cause the entire project to collapse.  Or at least until tomorrow's …

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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 …

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 …