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 …

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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. …

Can we talk?

If you've ever seen architects represented in a movie or on television ther are probably a couple of things that automatically come to mind. A room full drafting tables and t-squares is probably at the top of the list. Truth is, I don't think I've even touched one of those since I left school. A …