Archives For Architects

The Architect’s Ego

Bob Borson —  June 20, 2013 — 22 Comments

The “Architect’s Ego” … most architects think it’s a birthright that comes with the license. If you’re a contractor, engineer or interior designer you’ve experienced it. If you’re a client – I’m here to tell you that you want it.

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I have been invited by the AIA Dallas Associates Committee to participate in their summer series called “Architecture on Tap.” Basically a handful of people sit in front of a bunch of other people and we all drink beer and talk about something – in this case, our topic will be ‘New Roads for Architectural Engagement’.

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This year, as its third annual event, AEC Cares, along with with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, is taking on projectDenver . Their goal is to renovate the public spaces of an early 20th century building to provide a long-term home to some of Denver’s formerly homeless citizens.

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Ask different architects the details of his or her daily job duties; you’ll get a different answer every time. What an architect does on a daily basis depends on where they live, what kind of firm they work for, and a myriad of other factors. That’s right, there are options …

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Trying to standardize the process of decision making when there are no right or wrong answers is challenging. I’m tossing out for consideration, the idea that to truly achieve greatness as a designer, you have to have been around the block a few times.

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Take the high road

Bob Borson —  February 20, 2013 — 26 Comments

Don’t underestimate the power of a positive attitude. It is amazing how easy it will become your permanent attitude.

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Like peanut butter and chocolate, two great things that go great together are design quotes and hand-drawn scale figures.

What do you mean you’ve never heard of that before?

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