2018 is going to be a wild year. I am both excited and terrified about 3 new roles I will take on. Despite my fear, I am diving straight in because I embrace the principle: No guts, no glory!Read More
Wow! What a day January the 3rd was in Charleston, South Carolina. The low-country saw it's 3rd highest snowfall in recorded history thanks to winter storm Grayson. A whopping 6"! The combination of the snow and folks being off from work resulted in pure hedonism. I did my best to capture as many photos as I could on my trusty iPhone. Here is a collection of some of my favorite photos of The Day it Snowed in Charleston. #charlestonsnowday2018
Do you ever wonder how Design Magic happens?Read More
The nocturnal secrets of the mysterious architect are exposed in this tell-all tale.Read More
A mentorship can be a powerful tool for an architect and it is also important to remember that mentoring is a two-way street. I have boiled down the importance of mentorship into:
- The Top 3 Benefits for Architects to Mentor and
- The Top 3 Benefits for Architects to be Mentored
What size architecture firm is best for you? Throughout my career I continue to see the benefits of working for a large architecture firm. Greater project opportunities and higher salaries are just a few of the perks of working for a large firm. In this blog I share my Top 10 Reasons to Work for a Large Architecture Firm.Read More
Last weekend I gave a keynote address to an amazing group of architecture students and architects at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was the school’s Beaux Arts Ball. The entire speech was about 35 minutes and this excerpt represents the last 5-7 minutes. I had 3 goals for my speech:
- Tell stories.
- Provide some advice.
- Get them pumped up for their careers in architecture.
Announcing a new book project I am working on. Breaking the Box: Explode out of Architecture School to a Successful Career as an ArchitectRead More
Hey Folks! Happy New Year!
I have been on hiatus for a couple weeks working on plans for 2017. I promise I have big news to share next week.
In the meantime I wanted to share a new article written by Stephanie Hunt for Charleston Magazine. The article is titled: Room on the Peninsula and provides a very comprehensive look at Charleston's Hotel Debate.Read More
This article is part of a new series I am writing on Charleston's Transportation Crisis. In this series I hope to uncover various strategies to help alleviate Charleston's growing traffic challenges. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet and any approach must be multi-faceted. Our roads are important, but for us to see a major change then we need a paradigm shift: We need to create environments that do not rely on automobile traffic. And one way to do this is to focus growth around density. In this post I share how greater density could help mitigate our traffic challenges.