why architects are always working

Architects are often criticized that they are always working. We simply can’t stick to the ‘nine-to-five’ time frame. Even when we’ve left the office, our brain is still going. We sketch on napkins at dinner and falling asleep is often a chore because thoughts are still flowing through our minds. Yes, we are aware that minutia + detail = hours of time spent for things that no one will appreciate or even notice.

Why is this you wonder? Well, here are my top ten reasons. Maybe you have your own that you can add below.

10…computers still don’t take voice commands

9…architecture never sleeps, why should we?

8…afraid we will forget where we left off

7…want to get the Pritzker prize before we’re too old to enjoy it

6…it’s actually fun

5…it’s really our hobby so it’s not like work

4…one more iteration…please?

3…our hand is cramped and we can’t let go of the mouse/pencil

2…Zap-A-Gap glue (used in 2ndyear of school) burned out the brain cells that are used to sense time

1…we started in school and no one ever said “stop”

Ok, back to work…

 

photos are from Kirk J’s photostream on Flickr (used under the Creative Common License)

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why architects are always working

12 thoughts on “why architects are always working

  1. haha! Dude, I needed that right now (says the guy still working at nearly 11pm). Spot on my friend, spot on! I keep a tube of Zap in my desk for “special” occasions. 😛

  2. […] Architects are often criticized that they are always working. We simply can’t stick to the ‘nine-to-five’ time frame. Even when we’ve left the office, our brain is still going. We sketch on napkins at dinner and falling asleep is often a chore because thoughts are still flowing through our minds. Yes, we are aware that minutia + detail = hours of time spent for things that no one will appreciate or even notice. Why is this you wonder? Well, here … Read More […]

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