There are a lot of talented and capable people out there that would be in far better off positions had they set goals and made their important life decisions based on achieving those goals rather than moving through their daily lives rudderless
I want to highlight a project that we completed a few years ago that does not fit our typical client profile; one of our very few speculative residential projects.This developer wanted to be a part of the design process – so a imaginary family was developed.
As a profession we architects are lousy at giving back: giving back to our communities, giving back to our profession, giving back to things that would better our own lives and the lives of our families. I’m a keen observer of this condition, in part because I have found that by taking on tasks and responsibilities outside my work (and family) I have been enriched and actually expanded the professional opportunities available to me.
I should call the Mayor because I am clearly awesome in an innovator / Guru-y type of way. So attached for your viewing pleasure is the introduction, my twitter picture (like the smirk I got going?) and the brief bio that Rob Jones wrote about me.
Being an residential architect is one of the best jobs an architect can have – if it’s the right fit for you.
I received an email asking if I would share details from some of my projects. While I bristle at the risk I might be exposing myself to, I remembered that I enjoy looking at details quite a bit, so I thought I would try and come up with something. Meantime, while this was in the back of(…)
I have been thinking about what possible future topics I might cover – I even carry a moleskin sketchbook around with me now so when a topic strikes me – I can write it down. Actually, I am pretty sure that between the time I have the idea, to the time I can write it down, I(…)
And by my favorite things, I’m going to say that these are materials and products that I would like to use on my own house (yes, I am aware that if I used them all it would look like a student project but I might try anyways). Cor-ten Paneling After installation and exposure to normal weather(…)
There are clients I like and then there are clients I love. There are loads of reasons why but the best clients always seem to share some of the same characteristics. These reasons might seem obvious to some but in most cases, my favorite clients have every single one of these traits. Feel free to(…)
I already wrote a post on why modern style residential projects cost more to build (here) but I thought it would be nice to look at one of my firm’s projects to see if the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Take a look at these photos and look for the little details.(…)