037: Ask the Show

What music do you listen to? What’s your design process? What is your favorite building and why? What do you eat for breakfast? All this and more today as architects Andrew Hawkins and Bob Borson answer your burning questions where almost no topic is off-limits. Continue reading 037: Ask the Show at Life of an […]

Sketching Details

It’s not a secret – or at least it shouldn’t be much of one. Architects should be on Instagram and I would like for them to post pictures of what they do during the day. There is so much good stuff out there that people are doing and few people know anything about it. I […]

Ep 036: Labor is Cheap, Skill is Not

Architecture and skilled craft go hand in hand, but you may not be aware that the number of skilled individuals that are required to bring an architect’s ideas to reality and in today’s episode, Andrew and I are talking about the state of skilled labor in the construction industry.  Continue reading Ep 036: Labor is […]

7 Minutes in Heaven

I would not be surprised to learn that you might be reading this post just because of the title. Just to get it out of the way – right up front – this is not the 7-minutes in heaven that you heard about when you were between the ages of 13 and 16, although I […]

035: Architecture and Math

If you ever thought about being an architect but thought you couldn’t handle the math, you aren’t alone. At parties across the land, as soon as someone finds out there is an architect in the crowd, there is a story being told about how they wanted to be an architect but since they couldn’t draw […]

Steel Stair Panels – Guardrails and Handrails

“Stairapalooza” might not be the best word for it but guardrailapalooza definitely isn’t any better … Handrailapalooza? Nope, that’s not it either, but that’s really what today’s post is all about … the steel guardrails and wood handrails at the monumental stair at my Oak Grove project Continue reading Steel Stair Panels – Guardrails and […]

034: Let’s Get Physical

Architectural models are clearly within the architect’s domain but are you within the “physical models are better” or “digital models are better” camp? Physical models have a bigger impact on the space when people can interact with them, but digital models are a more powerful tool for the act of creating architecture. Continue reading 034: […]

Saying “Hello” Is Exhausting

Nobody wants anybody to say hello to them 5 times and if I’m being honest, I don’t want to say hello 5 times either. But what do you do other than to relegate yourself to head nods or diverting your eyes from one another to avoid direct contact? Continue reading Saying “Hello” Is Exhausting at […]

033: Taking the Architectural Registration Exam

Taking the architectural registration exam is a crucial step in the process of becoming an architect. The test is long, difficult, and stressful, but it is an absolute necessity if you want to be an architect. Continue reading 033: Taking the Architectural Registration Exam at Life of an Architect. Source: Life of an Architect

Architectural Transitions

I’ve been in my new job for 3 weeks now and it has been just about every sort of descriptor you can imagine – fun, exciting, frustrating, challenging, etc. etc. and on and on. I have “worked” more hours during this time period than I have in quite a while because I essentially have three […]