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 […]

032: Projects in Architecture School are Silly

Your college architecture projects will be silly because they are designed to make you think outside what you already know. They are also supposed to force you to evaluate your own belief system, your own understanding of how spaces work, and the things that shape your ideas. Continue reading 032: Projects in Architecture School are Silly at […]

Changes You Don’t See Coming

The last several months have been a whirlwind of changes … or maybe it was really the last few weeks where all the action took place. There is big news to announce and writing a story about it is the best way that I can think to tell you about this major change in my […]

031: Obsession

Do Architects have obsessive personalities? I tend to think so, and only partially based on my own behavior. I should throw out the caveat that I don’t think you should have to explain why you obsess over something. Isn’t that the nature of any obsession – that there is some level of irrationality associated behind […]

Architectural Sketch Series: Schematic Design

The creative process for an architect is fairly simple for me – when I sketch, I think it slows my thought process down and forces me to think through my idea a bit more completely in my effort to actually be able to draw it out in a manner that allows someone else to understand […]