Should I be an Architect?

February 10, 2014 — 103 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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Let’s take a look at the evolution of the KHouse Modern Project and compare the design renderings from the beginning, middle, and end of the project to see how things have changed and improved. It’s rather remarkable to be honest.

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Mission Statements

January 30, 2014 — 60 Comments

I’m climbing up on my soapbox to tell you that your company does not need a public mission statement and if you do have one, I bet it’s stupid.

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As-built field verification, several iterations of sketches, hours of discussions, crying … these things could only represent one thing:
The Kitchen Remodel(™) of 2014

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Believe or not, most architects thought about becoming chefs at one point or another in their lives. What happens when you’re an architect who knows more than he can afford?

He dreams …

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Architects and Coffee

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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