This is part 2 of Architects In a Cafe Getting Beer with architect Jay White. If you liked Part 1 than you will like Part 2 even better. In this blog we dig into Jay's Role on the BAR, we talk about the presence of contemporary architecture in Charleston and the controversial Spaulding Paoluzzi Center as well as Jay's thoughts on the dreaded big building phenomenom in Charleston. We also hear about Jay's most memorable project and finally figure out how Jay earned a 72% in 12th grade gym class. Enjoy!Read More
In this interview I sit down with architect Jay White over a couple of brews at Kudu Coffee. We talked for a long time so I have broken this interview into two bite size chunks. There are a lot gems in this interview like a great story about the legend Sambo Mockbee, what Jay looks for when interviewing job candidates, skills that propel people forward within an architecture firm and much more.Read More
As I looked back across Bear Run at the cantilevered masterpiece, listening to the waterfall I thought to myself: "How the hell am I supposed to return to the real world of architecture that is devoid of waterfalls and big budgets." This is the story of my visit to Fallingwater. In this article you will learn how long it took Frank Lloyed Wright to design Fallingwater, and the use of the phrase architectural enrichment.Read More
The Architectural Book Club (ABC) was at it again last week. Slamming wine and craft beers while chatting about our latest read: There Goes the 'Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up by Lance Freeman.
'From The Ground Up' refers to Freeman's research strategy of interviewing residents of two New York City neighborhoods: Harlem and Clinton Hill. Freeman's ultimate goal is to determine how exactly gentrification affects the residents.
I think you'll be surprised by some of the dialogue as the book challenges various theories of gentrification.Read More
Great Food + Great Architecture = Charleston. This is the first in a series of blogs in which my pal Miguel and I will review the food and the architecture of the Holy City's Hottest Restaurants. The title of the series is Design and Dine and for Episode 1 we are sharing Leon's Poultry & Oyster Shop.Read More
A collection of some of my favorite Charleston photos from the past few months. #dailydoseofcharlestonRead More
I recently had coffee with an architect that has had many roles. This guy has been in charge of the architecture of an entire city, has lead the office of a large architecture firm and is now venturing into entrepreneurship and starting his own small practice. That architect is Eddie Bello, AIA, LEED AP BD+C.
I am confident that you will enjoy this interview as it brings a ton of valuable lessons. Lessons for all different levels and types of Architects. Some of the great nuggets include:
tips on navigating the BAR
advice for architects who want to start their own practice
Eddie's secret design trick
photos of a building at Boeing that no one gets to see
the one lesson that all young architects and interns need
and a little story about Tom Petty and Keith Richards
Architecture School was the hardest thing that I had ever done. I still look back and wonder how I ever made it through. You know that old adage: If only I knew then what I knew now? Well for folks about to enter, or already in Architecture School, this article will give you some valuable tips on how to Maximize Your Time in Architecture School.Read More
Recently I told the story about how I became a Licensed Architect. I told this story for a guest post on Michael Riscica's Website: Young Architect.
Spoiler Alert: As the title suggests, there is some shame and embarrassment involved. After the embarrassing story I share some of my study tips.Read More
How many times have you pulled on a door when you should have pushed? You felt like an idiot right?
Well...rest-assured. It was not your fault. Don Norman would call this poor design. And that is what The Design of Everyday Things is about. The design of some of the most simplest things such as a door to the more technical and extreme such as the dashboard of an airplane.