My name is Bob Borson and I am a licensed architect in Texas. I have a background in designing modern residential projects but in 2019 I made a switch to a 100+ person firm (BOKA Powell) that specializes in the design of lots of other project types and styles. The reality is that I like to work with people on all sorts of different projects and if the timing is right, I’d help you pick out a front door if that’s where you needed my help.
In 2009, I received the Dallas Chapter American Institute of Architects “Young Architect of the Year” award, but it was probably for volunteering to do things that others wouldn’t, shouldn’t or couldn’t. I started my blog on January 14, 2010, to learn the technology behind how people are starting to communicate with one another. I don’t really have a list of burning issues or a controversial social agenda to promote. For the most part, I’m just a regular guy except I put my pants on both legs at once (it’s just faster that way). I don’t take myself too seriously but I have a great deal of pride and a teeny tiny competitive streak. I actually take what I do seriously but I try to find a way to have fun while I’m doing it.
I have been fairly active in the American Institute of Architects where I have served as Digital Communications Committee Chair, Voice Communications Chair, and New Media Chair for the Texas Society of Architects, as well as serving on the Executive Board for the Dallas Chapter AIA as the Vice President of Programming, Communication Director, Columns Advisory Board, Governance Committee Chair, Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Chair, and Home Tour Committee Chair.
That’s a lot of chairs … I should have a dinner party.
In 2017, I was elevated to Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. This is the AIA’s highest membership honor and is reserved for Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural excellence.