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Something in yesterday’s design studio reminded me that most of the important lessons learned in life were learned in Kindergarten and in the life of an architect, first year studio.

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changing gears

22 September 2014

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I am a solo practitioner. It is common for us to manage multiple projects simultaneously. In fact, many of us could have 5 to 10 projects going on at one given moment. This takes a unique ability to juggle (projects not chainsaws).

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go get it – learn

17 September 2014

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It is back-to-school time and as many of you know I teach part-time at a School of Architecture here in Pittsburgh. In fact I’m privileged to teach first year studio – I am their first experience with architecture at a university level (**gasp**).

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Like most issues, why can’t we find balance? The reason for one side of an issue is often due to the excesses of the other. It’s cyclical, it’s annoying. Taking an extreme position is all too common and in most cases unnecessary.

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I’ve been thinking (again) about several things that I enjoy about being an architect. …keep reading

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Those were my exact words to someone this week. Don’t take this the wrong way, but you don’t own them either.

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think again

8 August 2014

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Think again -Tell us about a time you made a false assumption about a person or place.

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