ask the right questions

20 October 2014

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I’m interested in questions – in fact I’m more interesting in asking the right questions in any situation. …keep reading

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I have always been fond of telling stories. In fact one of the best parts of having a conversation is listening to and telling stories. Storytelling makes conversations richer because of the emotion and anticipation involved. …keep reading

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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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