Do you ever take stock of where you currently are and compare that to what you thought you would be doing right now? This blog is about reflection. When I finished architecture school I had two big expectations for my career: #1 I wanted to be a design architect and #2 I wanted to start my own architecture firm. Life rarely goes how we plan and my journey is no exception. In this blog I share my story, my dreams and how I have evolved over the last 10 years since graduating from the University of Maryland.Read More
Do you have an interest in architecture and were wondering what types of tools an architect uses? Or maybe you are an architecture student and were wondering how many of those expensive new tools you are going to lug with you into the profession?
You are in luck friends! I have put together a list of the top 5 Essential Tools For an Architect. These are the 5 tools that I use on a daily basis and are critical to my duties as a professional architect.Read More
It's that time of year friends! Love is in the air.
In honor of Valentine's Day I am posting a very helpful guide for those thinking about loving an architect and for those who already do.
Let's face it: Architects are a bit wacky. These nerds are super passionate about the inanimate objects they create. They often speak in a different language and will say some of the darndest things about their work.
In this post I share:
- "What did you just say?" Real things said by actual architects.
- Bad habits you will pick up from your architect.
- Simple trips for making your architect happy.
"The vernacular is what you do when you can't afford to get it wrong." That is a wonderful quote by architect Brian MacKay-Lyons. Long before the term sustainability was cool, people were building sustainably because it was just the way things were done.
This article is about a sustainable house that is one of the defining features of Charleston: The Charleston Single House. From this article you will learn 5 lessons taught to us by this simple building type.Read More
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
Last week I witnessed one of the the most interesting and controversial developments I have seen in my 7 years practicing in the Holy City. That development was not the Sergeant Jasper, it was not the Horizon District, and it was not the Clemson Architecture Center. It was no building at all.
It was the arrival of the acclaimed planner and architect, Andres Duany.Read More
Are you still in search for your valentine? Maybe choose an architect.Read More