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What would I tell myself when I was a freshman in architecture school? Easy … I would start with tips on how to survive an architectural jury presentation.

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Honor Awards

August 21, 2015 — 40 Comments

I found out that I received a 2015 Texas Society of Architects Honor Award – which is a really big deal. But rather than focus on that, I’d like to focus on something that really matters …

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It should be noted that I am not disabled in any way … but I still spent the day in a wheelchair. What I learned from the experience had a profound experience on me.

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A look at the designer of one of the winning 2015 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition: Andres Moreno – designer of ‘Ellie the Elephant’. Take a look at his winning design, concept sketches, and the construction photos for his truly amazing playhouse.

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Do architects really plan their vacations around buildings they want to see? IF this was true – and I think that it is – this would mean that every architect has an “Architectural Bucket List”.

So I got to wondering … what’s on my architectural bucket list?

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Being an architect has its up’s and down’s … and the skill set we develop in an effort to become better architects can actually make every day adventures out of the most mundane activities … like taking a shower.

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Putting in the Work

June 1, 2015 — 28 Comments

Working hard when you don’t have to is a trait that not everyone possesses.

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