Big night tonight folks! We will finally see the The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere!! In honor of my favorite show and with Halloween just around the corner I have decided to have a little fun and imagine that I am an architect during the Zombie Apocalypse. In this blog I share some of my favorite architecture from The Walking Dead and I highlight the types of design that will be desirable during the Zombie Apocalypse.Read More
However antiquated it may be, the art of taping windows prior to a storm is still alive and well in Charleston, South Carolina. In fact it is flourishing. I would guess about 1 in every 5 stores on King Street had some sort of tape job in place to protect against Hurricane Matthew. Although this strategy WILL NOT WORK, I enjoyed seeing the variety of tape jobs and have compiled a collection of my favorite photographs.Read More
Over the last 5 years I have taken several improv courses at Charleston's local improv spot: Theatre 99. I have had a ton of fun with these classes and have become a better improviser but the most interesting thing is how improv comedy has helped me become a better architect. In fact some of the basic principles of improv comedy translate very well into the professional work environment. In this blog I will share how improv comedy helped me learn the golden rule of 'yes, and...', how improv made me a better listener and how performing improv helped me be comfortable being uncomfortable. These have been invaluable tools for me as an architect and I suspect that these tools would be useful for any profession.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.
Have you been hearing the term NIMBY used a lot lately? I just learned the term this year and I feel like I am hearing it every where now. You know the drill: "I don't have any problem with (fill in the blank), just not in my backyard." Charleston is experiencing unprecedented growth and as a result NIMBYism is spreading like the plague. And I think everyone has a little NIMBY in them. Don't believe me? I thought I'd have a little fun and help you determine if you might be a NIMBY.Read More
The much anticipated Sergeant Jasper project finally made its first public appearance at the B.A.R. tonight. Some predicted a massive revolt......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