How to Get a Job in an Architect’s Office

Getting a job in an architect’s office should be a lot easier than it really is … well, I should put a caveat on that statement to say that it’s hard to get a good job in a good architect’s office. Including mine. The reason this particular topic is on my mind is that I […]

018: Crafting an Image

Architecture and photography have a symbiotic relationship with one another and every architect knows that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. For today’s episode, Andrew and I sit down with photographer Poul Ober to discuss the role photography plays in telling an architectural story, as well as the evolving impact photography is having on popular […]

Don’t Let the Internet Design Your Project

Despite knowing it was coming for me, I decided to post one of my recent sketches to Instagram and Facebook … and I was murdered. For 95% of those folks doing the murdering, their intentions were honest and well intended. For the other 5%, … I won’t say what I want to say. For those […]

017: Quitting Your Job

It happens to almost all of us eventually, and for pretty much everybody, the experience ranges from unpleasant to downright panic-inducing … so get your moving box ready because “Quitting Your Job” is today’s topic, something that I, unfortunately, know a lot about. [Note: If you are reading this via email, you will have to […]

Estate Project – Preston Hollow

Life of been disproportionately busy as of late – which is nothing that should win me any awards, but I am already disproportionately busy so for me to single it out should count for something … I can assure you that my family has taken notice. I mentioned a few blog posts ago (here) that I have […]

016: Architecture in the Real World

Pull up a chair, order your favorite drink, and let me tell you about architecture in the “real ” world. I thought I would try to make this an upbeat article but as I sit down to write it, I’m not so sure how successful a job I am going to do (good thing we’re drinking here, […]

I’m Nine Years Old – Old Age

As party week comes to its conclusion, we look at the final year – 2018 – and acknowledge that Life of an Architect is now an old man.  Life of an Architect – Year Nine (2018) Year nine in most ways was just like year’s seven and eight. One thing that non-blog writing people (otherwise known as “regular” […]

I’m Nine Years Old – Middle Age

As party week powers relentlessly on, today is a look at years 6, 7, and 8, what has come to represent the depressing middle age years …  Life of an Architect – Year’s Six (2015), Seven (2016) and Eight (2017) Just like all architects seem to really start hitting their stride once they hit middle […]

I’m Nine Years Old – The Early Years

Happy Birthday to me … and by “me”, I mean this website, Life of an Architect. On January 14th, 2010 my life was irrevocably changed, mostly for the better, when I decided to start a blog site and start talking about what it meant to be, and work with, an architect. In my effort to […]

I’m Nine Years Old – The Teenage Years

Happy Birthday to me … and by “me”, I mean this website, Life of an Architect. On January 14th, 2010 my life was irrevocably changed, mostly for the better, when I decided to start a blog site and start talking about what it meant to be, and work with, an architect. In my effort to […]