Archives For Observations

I think architects are like snowflakes. Not because they are delicate, but because each is unique and (it frequently seems to be the case) that external conditions need to be perfect in order for them to properly thrive.

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Why have architects stopped building physical models? We know clients love them, and we know that they are productive and useful communicative devices … so where are all the architectural models gone?

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Architects are generally consider to have good handwriting … but what happens to their signature after they have written it 500 times?

I’ll tell you this much – it doesn’t get better.

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If you were to back 10 architects in to a corner, hold a gun to their collective heads and ask:

“When it comes to Architecture, what really matters?”

What do you think they would say?

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You’ve Got Mail

September 30, 2015 — 49 Comments

Whatever happened to calling someone on the telephone?

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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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There are a lot of reasons why I like being an architect, but mostly I like my job because it hardly feels like working.

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