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
Many of you may be in the middle of a summer internship or you have been hired full time as an architectural intern. I have gathered 4 of the most valuable lessons I have learned over my time as an intern and architect. This advice will come in handy and allow you to make the most of your internship. Good luck!Read More
I think that all architect's are optimists. I feel like you have to be to excel at this job. Being an optimist came in handy when searching for our first house. And it definitely helped in the process of transforming our fixer upper into the home that it has become. This is the final chapter to Our Home Addition. It has been a wild ride. A ride that I have documented quite thoroughly on BUILDINGS ARE COOL. In this article I share some final pictures of the transformation as well as some new videos.
Thanks for joining us on this ride!Read More
For this month's #ArchiTalks topic, Bob Borson of Life of an Architect asked us to write about Our First Project. Such a great topic. It's just ripe with possibility and can unveil so much about a person. But how does an architect qualify their first project? That could mean so many things. In this post I dig into that question and unveil a project that was a turning point in my career. A project that was many firsts for me. And I reveal how I have recently gone full circle.
The record setting rains and subsequent flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin have caused many in South Carolina to loose everything. Although the rain has stopped there are many areas still being impacted by flooding due to rising rivers and failed dams. The recovery efforts have just begun and there is a great need for help. At the very least I thought I could help spread the word on relief efforts.Read More
This month’s #ArchiTalks theme is Work/Life. For architects separating your professional work from your personal life is always a challenge. And if you are an architect living in a house you have designed that challenge is even harder. Now imagine that you are living within a construction zone of a house you designed. In my current existence, separating Work and Life is impossible.
Are you considering a career in architecture and wondering if it's the right choice for you? Or perhaps you are wondering what type of person make's a good architect? As I reflect about the reasons why I am an architect, I always come back to one main reason.Read More
I love being an Architect, but this profession has ruined my vacations!Read More