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#Architalks: Advice for Clients

The physician can bury his mistakes,—but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines. ~Frank Lloyd Wright – ‘To the Young Man in Architecture’ This month’s topic of discussion for #Architalks is ‘Advice for Clients.’ Unlike the pithy suggestion from Mr. Wright, I have something of a different bit of advice that I […]

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Architalks: Architecture of Change

Where will our profession be in five years? Ten? Twenty?

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House, or Home?

Language is important. Especially in today’s political climate, social climate, and constantly moving digital world. So before delving into this month’s #Architalks topic “House or Home”, I thought I’d go straight to the dictionary: Definition of house plural houses 1 : a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families : […]

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Dear future architects, never lose your optimism

Dear future architects, Architecture is an inherently optimistic profession. The very act of designing and building requires hope, it needs it. We need it. If you’re just entering the profession, there are a lot of opportunities for disappointment ahead, I ask that you take them in stride. Don’t give up the good fight.

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#Architalks: Architecture and Children

When did you realize you wanted to be an architect? It’s a question lots of folks ask, and I remember with clarity making that decision at twelve years old. It happened in class. Specifically in an elective, ‘Mechanical Drawing.’ We learned the fundamentals of plan, section, and elevation. Given a three dimensional object, draw it […]

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