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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How does an architect that typically works on expensive and large projects take on a small project? Because there are no small projects, just ones that take less time than others.

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Honor Awards

August 21, 2015 — 40 Comments

I found out that I received a 2015 Texas Society of Architects Honor Award – which is a really big deal. But rather than focus on that, I’d like to focus on something that really matters …

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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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Sketchapalooza

August 10, 2015 — 39 Comments

Is it important for an architect to sketch well? What if they can sketch “well enough”?
I have developed my own sort of sketching style and while it isn’t art, I can’t imagine the design process occurring without picking up a pen and sketching.

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I don’t ever wonder why I am became an architect, just like I don’t ever wonder why I didn’t become something else … like an astronaut, or a belly dancer. It’s because I don’t have the skills to be those other things (despite any stories you might have heard about the “belly dancing”)

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