Top Instagram Accounts for Architectural Visualization

So as a follow-up to the recent podcast this week, I wanted to delve into the world of visualization and find some of the best Instagram accounts to follow for this industry. As I am an architect, educator, and enthusiast I did reach out to our guest Alex Hogrefe and asked him for a few […]

059 Architectural Visualization with Alex Hogrefe

Do you have architectural visualization skills? Maybe you’re asking yourself “what does even mean?” Well, you are in luck because today on the Life of an Architect Podcast we are dedicated to discussing all things related to architectural visualization and graphics and we have the perfect guest, Alex Hogrefe. The post 059 Architectural Visualization with […]

We, Myself and I

Are architects bad at sharing? The word “I” is a take credit type of word, while saying “we” is a sharing credit type of word. How often do you say “I when you could have said “We”? The post We, Myself and I first appeared on Life of an Architect. Continue reading We, Myself and […]

Starting Architecture School: COVID Edition Part 2

So I know that I have written before about the transition to online teaching that occurred last spring, but I am going to revisit. I recently wrote an article for Texas Architect Magazine (Sept/Oct issue) that was completed prior to the start of the school year. Now that the fall semester is underway, it is […]

058: Talking Shop with Building Science Fight Club

Understanding the physical behavior of the building as a system and how it impacts the energy efficiency, durability, comfort, and indoor air quality is pivotal in the creation of high-performance buildings. This means we are talking Building Science Fight Club with Christine Williamson. The post 058: Talking Shop with Building Science Fight Club first appeared […]

Architecture: Form, Function, and Object

“Form follows Function.” A phrase coined by the late Louis Sullivan in 1896 in his article titled The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered. In reality, the phrase was “Form ever follows function”, and was based on Roman ideas of Vitruvius of architecture being solid, useful, and beautiful. There have been several other writings that followed […]

057: Renovating your House

Leaving your mark on the place where you live is built into the DNA of most architects and designers. This can manifest itself in many different ways but for many of us, working on the place where we live is the most obvious choice. Today we are talking about Renovating your House – the good, […]

Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Should you paint your fence black? I came pretty close and settled in on a charcoal color (which was a nice change from the previous color of “raw hot dog”) and I’m here to tell you that going dark can be a very good thing. The post Going Dark on my Fence and Deck first […]

056: Starting A Design Firm

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own design firm, maybe you’ve just graduated from school, perhaps you’ve worked for another firm and seen first-hand what not to do and decided it’s time to go out on your own, today is the show for you because today’s topic is “Starting a Design Firm”. Continue reading […]

Being an Architect Is Hell – Painting and Contact Paper

Renovating your home is fun … as long as you have an unlimited budget and don’t have to live there during the process. Unfortunately for me, I don’t have either of those two things and the last two weeks have been pretty rough … not in a “working-in-a-traveling-carnival” sort of way, but I would imagine […]