Archives For Life in General

Architects and Integrity

Bob Borson —  August 11, 2014 — 32 Comments

I spend a lot of time in the shower thinking … the question I think about the most is “Am I making things better?”

… and Integrity plays a big role in the process of answering that question.

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This is the Lantern House and I think my entry into this years event is one of my favorites. Despite the fact people will mistake it’s clarity for simplicity, it was constructed so well that I’d be happy to put this into my own backyard.

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Leadership

Bob Borson —  July 14, 2014 — 33 Comments

Leadership is one of those words that people throw around a lot but I’m not sure people stop to think about what it really means.

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We are all busy but I think people need to say “yes” more often. Somebody thinks you can help them, that you have a skill they need, that you can make things better.
That’s pretty cool when you think about it.

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I spend a lot of time making my construction drawings look like I spent a lot of time on them.

Makes perfect sense to me. It sends a message to the contractors who build my projects – “Pay attention, this is important!”

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Your Behavior Matters

Bob Borson —  June 19, 2014 — 46 Comments

Judging a book by its cover isn’t really a great idea but how you act really is a fair measure of a person’s character. This was a lesson I learned when working on the most challenging project in my career and things went horribly wrong.

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What does an architect do for fun?
Sounds like the beginning of a joke doesn’t it? Well, the jokes on me because the answer is “spend the weekend at the office modeling my house in 3D.”

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