Archives For Life in General

Should I be an Architect?

Bob Borson —  February 10, 2014 — 71 Comments

The last several years have been hard on the architectural profession. The tone of the questions I receive have shifted from “Should I become an Architect?” to “Why should I become an Architect?”

Here are my reasons for being an architect.

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Architects and Coffee

Bob Borson —  January 13, 2014 — 142 Comments

Let me get this out-of-the-way right up front – most architects I know drink coffee.
A LOT of coffee.
In fact, most of them are snobby and frequently a-holes about the coffee they drink … if Grey Poupon made coffee, architects would drink it.

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Sometimes your fly is down, or you have something stuck in your teeth. Wouldn’t you want someone to tell you? In the professional world, the answer is always yes.

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Goals versus Resolutions

Bob Borson —  January 6, 2014 — 22 Comments

Let me go on the record as saying that I HATE New Years resolutions. According to the people who keep track of these sorts of things at the US Government, these are the most popular resolutions that are made every year:

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2013 has been a year of change, so terrific … and some kind of sucky. In order to look forward to 2014, we need to look back at 2013. What exactly happened and where are we going – these are good questions.

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Architecture is not a trade, it’s a craft … and to become any good at it, you are going to have to get it wrong for awhile

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Architects and the AIA

Bob Borson —  December 9, 2013 — 36 Comments

If you receive any sort of professional correspondence from me, you will see three letters after my name …

Robert Borson, AIA

But what do they mean and why are they so important?

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