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Merry Christmas from the Architects

Merry Christmas from the Architects

It’s possible that I’m experiencing a small amount of Christmas spirit. Mostly because of the ghost of Christmas future just showed me Le Corbusier’s grave. I think he designed it himself and it completely freaked me out. I’ve learned my lesson spirit! I will keep…

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So, things seem to be going well

So, things seem to be going well

I take a month off and this is what happens? It seems like everywhere I look lately someone is taking shots at the profession. Apparently we are trying to melt people and cars with our concave skyscraper designs while frying eggs on the sidewalk (See…

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Architects can make awesome things happen

Architects can make awesome things happen

Hey guys! (non-angsty post in 3…2…1…) At the end of the year I make a donation of a portion of my company profits to charity. And, last year I asked for your help to match my contributions. You all were amazing, and together we raised…

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On Architects And Budgets

On Architects And Budgets

Most projects experience a budget crisis at one point or another. However, no self-respecting architect would ever shut down the project over a simple disagreement over the proper allocation of the clients finances. No. Architects do not let a small obstacle like money stand in…

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Design like you are nine years old

Design like you are nine years old

Do you remember when design was fun? When the thought of resolving the intricate puzzle of a building was exhilarating? Me either. But, I need to find that place again. That place where I stand with the wide-eyed wonder of a child before the possibilities,…

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Evil Lairs

Evil Lairs

New plan. From now on I will ONLY design evil lairs. Because all the best architecture is designed for the evil. My work will have moats, and concrete, and glass and steel. I will design 16-story one-bedroom homes, with helipads, and lots of electronics. There…

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