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”

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ugly is ugly

we fail to fail

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

I hate being wrong. Why is it that one of the most powerful teaching devices (if not the most) is shunned or not permitted in architecture? Continue reading “we fail to fail”

we fail to fail

small projects :: variety is good (or don’t eat the same thing for lunch everyday)

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As a small firm (OK, solo) practitioner, I’m often asked about the type of work I do – which generally causes a pause…as I wonder how to answer with the length of response they’re anticipating. Continue reading “small projects :: variety is good (or don’t eat the same thing for lunch everyday)”

small projects :: variety is good (or don’t eat the same thing for lunch everyday)