Archives for #architalks

Mentorship. To me, it seems like the most natural, sensible, necessary idea around. After all, if you have children, you’re imparting knowledge and wisdom to them every day. If you own or work for an architecture firm, you may be doing the same for your younger colleagues. Somewhere, somehow, for better or for worse, we’re… Read More »

If you could give every client one piece of advice what would it be? Have you ever thought about that? What’s one, single piece of advice you’d give anyone that was considering hiring you (or anyone else in your profession for that matter)? In case you haven’t noticed, there is a group of my friends… Read More »

“And you may find yourself Living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself In another part of the world And you may find yourself Behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yourself in a beautiful house With a beautiful wife And you may ask yourself, well How did I… Read More »

What’s the best tool you have in your toolbox? No matter what you do, everybody has a toolbox. Plumbers and Carpenters have tools like wrenches and screwdrivers and hammers. Doctors have tools like stethoscopes and MRIs and that little rubber hammer they hit your knee with. Architects may have traded tools like t-squares and triangles… Read More »

Do you remember your first project? ‘My first project’ can mean a lot of things right? I remember my first project when I was an Intern, my first project after graduation, my first project with this firm and that firm, etc. For the purposes of this article, I’d like to talk about my first project… Read More »

What does it mean to be a Citizen Architect? This is my latest installment for the #ArchiTalks series. Have you been following along with #ArchiTalks? About #ArchiTalks Here’s the format: every month, someone (usually Bob Borson of Life of an Architect) throws out a topic and a growing number of us in the architectural profession wax… Read More »

Work – life balance … have you achieved it? Is it even possible? About #ArchiTalks This is my latest installment for the #ArchiTalks series. Have you been following along with #ArchiTalks? Here’s the format: every month, someone (usually Bob Borson of Life of an Architect) throws out a topic and a growing number of us in… Read More »

Summer Break; that’s this month’s #ArchiTalks discussion topic. About #ArchiTalks I was all prepared to talk about little league and dance recitals for this month’s #ArchiTalks article. But something happened this week that changed my mind. Have you been following along with #ArchiTalks? Here’s the format: every month, someone (usually Bob Borson of Life of… Read More »

What’s your story? These are three (or four) of my favorite words. About #ArchiTalks I know I’m cheating a little; it’s really four words instead of three but that’s the spin I’m putting on this month’s #ArchiTalks article. Have you been following along with #ArchiTalks? Here’s the format: every month, someone (usually Bob Borson of… Read More »

Why is it so important to master your craft? What if your craft is Architecture … or Beer? You may read this and think that beer is the perfect companion to architecture or at least to working in the architectural profession. Or, you may wonder why I’m doing this. Why am I drawing an analogy… Read More »

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