Author Archives: Rusty

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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Riverbirch House in the News & Observer

A favorite project of mine changed hands toward the end of last year. My amazing clients Michael & Gerry had to leave the area for a new position in another state, leaving this house up for sale. In that process, it came across the eyes of a writer for the News & Observer, Nancy Oates, […]

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#Architalks: New Year, New Direction

This is my first blog post as part of a series of blog posts in a group series called #ArchiTalks. Once a month, Bob Borson gives us a theme to write about. On a personal note, Bob and the whole #ArchiTalks group have decided to use their considerable reach to share my son Matthew’s story. More […]

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