Just as any self-respecting architect before embarking on a trip, I am doing some research. I am leaving for my trip to Spain in 18 days and in an effort to maximize my experience, I am studying up on where I am going.
Not everything I do is big picture design – from the overall time spent, very little is – but I consider coordinating a project and the details of the construction of that project integral to a successful design.
I just finished reading ‘Nice House’ by Samuel White and published by the Monacelli Press. Maybe I shouldn’t say I read it as much as a looked at all the pictures – which there are a lot of them to see.
I have been an architect my whole life. When I tell people that I knew I wanted to be an architect by the time I was 5 years old, they think how lucky that must have been! But am I really so lucky?
It takes a lot of committement and desire to become an architect. Nobody becomes an architect because they think it sounds cool or they like to draw. There is a lot more to it and I think it needs to be a calling for you to even think you will experience any measurable success.
You’ve probably heard the expression “the greatest thing since sliced bread” – right? Everybody has this wrong, it should be “the greatest thing since Crayola crayons”.
Today I am participating in an exercise where you write your own obituary. I didn’t really want to do it but thought it would be interesting to see what I came up with – no rewrites or edits allowed, 15 minute time limit
Things used to be much more simple – but that doesn’t mean they were better … but in this case it does
I have compiled some of my favorite posts from the last year and provided a small explanation of why they are special to me.