Archives For Life in General

Is that an Oculus?

September 22, 2014 — 16 Comments

I typically try and avoid talking like an architect – particularly when I’m talking to non-architects. In this case, there is no other word other than “oculus”. Don’t know what an oculus is? You’ve come to the right place.

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Want to get a job working in an architect’s office? What exactly do you need to do? Learn about the things I look for in a potential new employee – and you might just find yourself getting an offer for every single job you interview.

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I thought it would be particularly good timing to bring up the idea of working on short term goals and they value – and satisfaction – that they can bring to your career.

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‘Voltron’ Model Table

September 8, 2014 — 11 Comments

A big model requires a big table … this is the ‘Voltron Table’ and it is, in fact, a very large table.

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Modern Residential Framing

September 4, 2014 — 33 Comments

The use of steel and framing techniques like these really goes a long way into creating the drama that people frequently associate with modern residential design.

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An inspirational story of how someone who dreamed of going to architecture school actually made it happen. This is the two year email exchange between me and Jordan – a welder from North Carolina.

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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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