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
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
The timing for this read could not be more perfect. In December, our former Mayor Joe Riley stepped down from leadership after 40 years as Charleston's Mayor. 40 years! That is crazy long.
The book hit the shelves in November so the ABC nation will be some of the first folks to read and pontificate on The Mayor.
In this blog I provide a brief review of The Mayor and share why it is a book I highly recommend. I also include a link to a special bonus podcast.Read More
The Architecture Book Club got together recently to discuss our most recent book: Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft and Community by Brian MacKay-Lyons. This ABC meeting was special because we met to discuss this book immediately after Brian MacKay-Lyons lectured in Charleston. How perfect is that? In this article I share my critique of the book, as well as some of the work of the featured architects. I also talk about a quote that resonated with me, and unveil the future of the Architecture Book Club.Read More