Architects have a skill set that lends itself to doing cool stuff … don’t waste it.

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“How to build a wood deck” is a question that I ask myself more times than you might think. Despite having designed more than I can remember, each one has something that makes it unique and awesome.

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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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Trying New Things

September 28, 2015 — 90 Comments

Why would anybody in their right mind indicate shadows on construction drawings? Contractors don’t build shadows and therefore, they shouldn’t be drawn.

But what if the shadows actually helped?

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Oculus is a word that you don’t get to say very often … even less often do you get to put one of them into your project. Let’s admit it, they are the duck-billed platypus of the architecture world.

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Quite literally the worst thing I could think of is having a job and a life where one only began when the other one ended. I hope you enjoy what you do enough that you have trouble separating one from the other as well.

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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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