The Year was 1980-Something

There are few moments in your life where the time span between the current and younger versions of yourself collide. I had such a moment yesterday and despite my aversion to “celebrity sightings”, this is basically what happened. I am currently in the Orlando airport with 2 hours to kill before I head back to […]

Metal Shelf of Awesomeness

It all started with a party – getting ready for one to be exact. It is not lost on me that it always seems to take having people before you decide to fix things up. Nonetheless, we had an open house party towards the end of last year and I took the opportunity to deal with […]

Somehow, 2018 Feels Different

2018 is only a few hours old and it already feels different to me. Ignoring the fact that I am still sitting in my front room writing a blog post right before it is “due”, and ignoring the fact that this will be the first time in 5 years that I haven’t taken a two […]

A Proper Holiday Cocktail

With Christmas happening in just a few days, my email inbox is getting choked out with digital holiday cards from companies that I am almost 100% positive don’t know who I am … they probably don’t even know that I received their Season’s Greetings and Festive Holiday Wishes! So I’m not going to do that […]

Looking back …

Hindsight is 20/20, or so the phrase goes. It basically means that if you knew then what you know now, you would do things differently and avoid some mistake or misstep. Other than being able to possibly avoid some catastrophic event, the idea that you would look at your current state of affairs and wish that you […]

How Architects Talk to One Another

Since I spend a majority of my time trying exceedingly hard to not sound like an architect, it’s always a bit of a jolt to my system when I jump back into an environment when it’s actually important to sound like one. This is the situation I found myself on Monday as I was a […]

What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2017]

In what has become an annual “must write” post, I present to you THE definitive list of “What to Get an Architect for Christmas.” This is the 8th version of this list and I’m not going to lie, I’m starting to feel a little like Ebenezer Scrooge about the whole thing because I have unknowingly […]

Keep Calm and Steal My Stuff

Where the internet is concerned, people have a “help yourself” attitude. When I first started my site, I will confess that I was ignorant of the nuances of what was, and what wasn’t, off limits. Common sense and my 10th-grade English should have told me all I needed to know, but the internet is HUGE […]

Side Hustle – Is it Right for You?

I am an architect who suffers from logorrhea (real word, possibly a fake diagnosis), and along with my glibness and sense of humor, I have managed to channel these attributes into a website that is focused on being an architect and what that means from my perspective. To that end, I recently read an article over […]

The Salk Institute

Something happened recently that I didn’t see coming … I visited a building that I had known about since college, seen a million and one pictures of the project, but truly didn’t appreciate until I walked the space and experienced the building. Isn’t this what the power of architecture is all about? Visiting this project […]