Drafting Tools3 Aug 2015

Purpose in the Profession

Dwelling on what I love being a part of and what purpose I serve in the profession of architecture... Another post in the #Architalks blogging series.  #Architalks is organized by Bob Borson at Life of an Architect . A group of architects writes blog posts around a single theme or subject and posts them all at the same time, ensuring a good range of various takes on the subject or theme. Last month we wrote a post on SUMMER BREAK.  This

_104 deg5 Jul 2015

Summer Getaway

Dwelling on The Summer Break and Getaways Another post in the #Architalks blogging series.  #Architalks is organized by Bob Borson at Life of an Architect . A group of architects writes blog posts around a single theme or subject and posts them all at the same time, ensuring a good range of various takes on the subject or theme. Last month we wrote a post on our THREE FAVORITE WORDS.  This time we write on the theme SUMMER BREAK.  I hope

Im-Listening-Feature123 Jun 2015

I Am Listening

Dwelling on Three Words   Another post in the #Architalks blog post series. This month's theme - MY THREE FAVORITE WORDS.   When the theme for this post was issued, there was a rush of three word phrases and three word combinations that came to mind. Let’s do lunch. Let’s get started. Let’s go sailing. Let’s go fishing. We’re almost there. We made it! Make it happen. This looks great! It’s all yours. Here’s the

steam-rising-tea-coffee-favoite-place23 Jun 2015

Making Space and the Favorite Place

Dwelling on what makes the favorite place... Another post in the #Architaclks blog post series. Steam rises from a mug of morning goodness to catch the rays of the rising sun that streak sparingly at their shallow angle through the bay window. The spider fern there bends – reaches and joins a dance as a breeze catches the sheer curtains, briefly billowing into the room. The morning breeze makes its way over and buffers the

check-numbers19 Jan 2015

Numbers Games

Dwelling on Math in Architecture... Life of an Architect's Bob Borson asked for a little blurb to the question about being good at Math, architects being good at math, to be specific. Here's $0.02 that I sent his way.   "Architects should be math ninjas. The aspiring architect should rush headlong into math as if charging into a field of battle. Math is an education in problem solving and of knowing what is asked. There

A Day in the Life of MODarchitect

Dwelling on A Day in the Life...  The fourth post in the #Architaclks blog post series. Introducing The Client to the Super at the topping off ceremonies of Fletcher Town Hall The following is a somewhat accurate recollection of "a day in the life" on nineteenth of November, two thousand fourteen. Information is omitted to protect the guilty, my privacy, your reading pleasure and the innocent from the thoughts I have or things I say when I am

Architects online meet in Chicago for some real face time and real pizza #AIAcon1410 Jul 2014

Ask the architect.

Dwelling on common questions about our profession A handful of architects had pizza at Lou Malnati's (River North) a while back at the American Institute of Architects National Convention.  It was a great way to make real connections with a bunch of online friends and colleagues.  We have all been fortifying that real connection by some great interaction since then through social media and getting really pumped up to carry some serious momentum into the