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Because I drew this primarily for you to ignore

Because I drew this primarily for you to ignore

Oh no, go ahead and change that, sure, why not? Of course you can use a different material, especially since it’s cheaper and just like something that you’ve done before on another project. I assume that that project was amazing, we should just make this…

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Inertia

Inertia

Every now and then I have a bad day at work, or a bad week or a bad month, and I find myself sitting at my computer at 9:00 p.m. working on something that, if I’m being honest, isn’t really that important, while my wife…

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Dear Sprinkler Head

Dear Sprinkler Head

Dear Sprinkler Head, There were two recessed can lights in the middle of the white ceiling perfectly centered on the window looking out to the ocean before you got here. The window is in the center of the east wall of the room. If you…

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Remembering who I am

Remembering who I am

Every few months (or years) I find myself digging through old sketchbooks and dusty portfolios trying to remember something that meant something to me a some point. As I flip through the drawings, I remember the sense of elation I had when I designed them….

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I’m the one who draws

I’m the one who draws

“You just do the pretty drawings, right?” If one more person says this to me, I’m going to quit my job as a drafting teacher at this community college and start making meth out of my garage. Where did this idea come from? I swear…

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Math is Hard (or at least hard to hear)

Math is Hard (or at least hard to hear)

If you could reduce architecture to mathematical equations…

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The #architectvalentines summary – 2013

The #architectvalentines summary – 2013

Best Valentines day EVAR. . . The last few days have been spectacular. Architects and designers all over the twittersphere have twittered their affection, and it was good. Feel free to search for #architectvalentines to enjoy the love for yourself. In the meantime, here’s a…

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Architect Valentines 2013

Architect Valentines 2013

Architects are nothing if not romantic.

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Is that really what that means?

Is that really what that means?

Wherein I reveal the true meaning of those cryptic notes architects write on the drawings.

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On Benefactors and Waiting

On Benefactors and Waiting

I think all architects want a benefactor. One, in the classical sense, where we’re Andrea Palladio, and one of the Medici family is waiting in the marble-clad lobby. The Medicis want a grand Palazzo. We can help them with that. At least that’s the dream….

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Fundraiser Update – Over $800 raised so far!

Fundraiser Update – Over $800 raised so far!

Wow, We’ve raised $820 so far for Architecture for Humanity! That, my friends, is amazing. So, I just want to take a minute and say Thank you. THANK YOU!!!! You all are all kinds of awesome. . I’ll be sending out a check to AFH…

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Christmas cards from architects

Christmas cards from architects

Happy holidays from the architects! We made you a card. Oh and since I am officially out of ideas, I have “borrowed” the idea for this post from Bob Borson (aka “B-Balls”) over at Life of an Architect, which I feel is the true meaning…

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