2021 and I am Full of Bad Ideas

It’s barely 2021 and I am so full of bad ideas. This is the time that people generally sit around and evaluate their life, I’ve decided to think about things I probably won’t be doing this year. The post 2021 and I am Full of Bad Ideas first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue […]

My Favorite Architecture Books – 2020

I wanted to share with others the books I am buying, or the ones I own and enjoy since I so rarely write any blog posts about my favorite architectural books in my collection. The post My Favorite Architecture Books – 2020 first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading My Favorite Architecture Books […]

Ep 065: The Hypothetical Show

It takes 5 people to answer 3 questions on this, The Hypothetical Show. Three questions of varying degrees of absurdity are discussed, but all will brighten up your Holiday week. The post Ep 065: The Hypothetical Show first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Ep 065: The Hypothetical Show at Life of an […]

How to Detail a Snowman

It’s hard to believe that the Christmas Holidays are upon us and I haven’t shared with you my profound “How to Detail a Snowman” knowledge … mostly because I don’t have any since I live in Texas. Since I have a can-do attitude, I am going to share with you a little side project I […]

Ep 064: A Day in the Life of an Architect

Answering the question of what exactly does a typical day in the life of an architect look like is nearly impossible – but we are going to give it a go. Typical days for an architect vary wildly and are more often than not a reflection of your role, where you work, the market sector, […]

Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

“Addition by Subtraction” was the theme for the renovation of my bar. Considerate detailing that thought about the entire space resulted in a simple and modern solution. The post Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better at Life of […]

063: Holiday Gift Guide for Architects

It’s that gift-giving time of the year and if you have an architect in your life, you know that getting them a gift is rough since they are sooo particular – but that’s why we’re here. Now in its 11th consecutive year, Life of an Architect is once again putting out the definitive gift guide […]

Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Renovating my house has not been awesome for so many reasons, but slowly and surely we are getting someplace with it all. The most recent item to be added to the “mostly” completed list is my fireplace. Let’s make this clear right from the beginning – I despise my fireplace in the way that Harry […]

Architecture Lectures and Presentations

One of my new tasks this semester in my academic position is to be a member of the departmental committee for lectures and exhibitions. This committee is tasked with creating the annual lecture and exhibitions program for the Department of Architecture. This has turned out to be quite the conundrum for yours truly. While I […]

062: The Evolving Virtual Office

The phrase “Virtual Office” has a much different ring and connotation to it now than it did just a few months ago. As more and more people work from home (more times than not in a spare bedroom or from the dining room table) what changes will take place within the architectural profession moving forward? […]