what A.R.E. you willing to do 

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i still have the original

I may be the oldest of my group of fellow bloggers (or awfully close), as it is hard to believe I took the Architectural Registration Exam over twenty-two years ago, but the details of that week are still fresh in my mind. Continue reading “what A.R.E. you willing to do “

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what A.R.E. you willing to do 

small projects: construction administration

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If you’ve followed my past series on small projects, of which the last one appeared in late 2016, it seems evident that we wrap it up with a post on a crucial service provided by architects, construction administration, or CA in our slang or vernacular. Continue reading “small projects: construction administration”

small projects: construction administration

ugly is ugly

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Today one might be expecting an architect to post a series of obnoxious photos – an easy target so to speak. Not today, as I’ve thought more about this topic to distill the issue in my mind about what it is that causes us to react with such acrimony over poor design and construction in this country. Let’s rise above that and dig deeper into what is ugly. Continue reading “ugly is ugly”

ugly is ugly

trade in for the trades

20161107_114214.jpgA recent article in our local paper reminded me of a well-known problem we have in our country’s construction (and manufacturing) industry. We need men and women not to go to college. Yes, I said that, but I do know they need other forms of higher education. Continue reading “trade in for the trades”

trade in for the trades