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We have a winner!

We have a winner!

Last week’s giveaway was a success! And, this morning I fired up the random number generator to pick a winner from the comment section, and the winner is the uber fabulous Genie Bae!  (aka @EBArchDesign). I swear the results were completely random and had nothing…

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An architect gives you $100

An architect gives you $100

UPDATE! – We have a winner > Check it out HERE. Thanks for entering everyone & see you in DC. I’m going to give someone $100. This year I will be “speaking” at the AIA 2012 National Convention. Because I am awesome, and they have…

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More postcards from the Architect

More postcards from the Architect

I know It’s only been 2 weeks since my Architectural world tour, but, I was still emptying my suitcases this morning. Sorry, I got caught up in the pressure at the office and just had not gotten around to unpacking. Mainly, because I’m awesome. And,wouldn’t…

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What buildings are trying to say

What buildings are trying to say

Great architecture has meaning. The buildings speak to us. But, what are they saying?. Pretty sure that’s one of the five points of Architecture. The photos used in these graphics are all from Flickr and have been used under the creative commons license. Frank Llyod…

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Postcards from the Architect

Postcards from the Architect

I just returned from a whirlwind tour of some architecturally significant places. This time, I remembered to send some postcards. I thought I’d scan a few and share them. Please enjoy. . It’s really hard to be back at the office this morning… Jody {…

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Architecture Flashcards

Architecture Flashcards

Here are a few simple flashcards I’ve made, to aide the young student in their study of Architectural styles. So, I’ve only finished ten so far. But, I really should do more. You know, for the children. Jody

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Late Architect Valentines

Late Architect Valentines

Pssst… Architects. Yesterday was Valentines Day. You forgot didn’t you? You’re screwed.. photo of John Hejduk’s sad building is from Marco Bellucci’s photostream on Flickr (used under creative commons license)

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Architect Valentines

Architect Valentines

. Architects are nothing if not romantic. And, over the last few days, Architects across the world have stepped up and tweeted their affection. You can peer into their angsty souls by searching for the hashtag #architectvalentines on Twitter (which was started a few days…

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Architecture is a dialogue

Architecture is a dialogue

. If I asked you to describe what architecture is. What would you say? Would you launch into a diatribe about space and function and economy? Would you mention light? Texture, materials? Construction? Commodity? Emotion? Is architecture about creativity? Is it about individual expression? Is…

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Why I blog

Why I blog

. No seriously.. why am I doing this? So, I’ve been giving it a lot of thought lately. It might be because I’m stressing out about what I’m going to say in my presentation at the AIA conference this year. But, more than likely it’s…

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Talking to your Architect

Talking to your Architect

. Excuse me (my dear architect), but you’re being an ass. Yes, kind of sort of maybe a little bit Am I bothering you with my petty contract? Is this job just not your “ideal” project? Doesn’t it fit into your “body of work”? your…

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Talking to Clients

Talking to Clients

. First of all, they probably don’t know what they’re talking about anyway. And, I think they asked for some kind of pastel. So, just nod often, eventually, they’ll go away. If not. Say things like: “Trust me, I know what I’m doing.” Or: “No,…

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