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063: Holiday Gift Guide for Architects

It?s that gift-giving time of the year and if you have an architect in your life, you know that getting them a gift is rough since they are sooo parti...
23-11-2020 21:37

Fireplace Renovation ? The Long Haul

Renovating my house has not been awesome for so many reasons, but slowly and surely we are getting someplace with it all. The most recent item to be a...
16-11-2020 21:37

Architecture Lectures and Presentations

One of my new tasks this semester in my academic position is to be a member of the departmental committee for lectures and exhibitions. This committee...
13-11-2020 21:37

062: The Evolving Virtual Office

The phrase "Virtual Office" has a much different ring and connotation to it now than it did just a few months ago. As more and more people w...
09-11-2020 21:38

Kitchen Pantry Design 101

Pantries are one of those spaces that exist within every house that either get a lot of attention or no attention at all. With just a few design moves...
02-11-2020 21:38

I Work How Many Jobs" My FTE equals 3.0"

As we discussed the stereotypes earlier this week on the podcast, I was inspired to create this post. Added to that is just two days ago some of the d...
29-10-2020 21:37

061: Architectural Stereotypes

When I say the word ?architect? what do you imagine" It seems that most people imagine architects in black clothing, heavy rimmed glasses, and th...
26-10-2020 21:39

Architectural Graphics 101 ? Title Blocks

Architectural Graphics are a topic that it seems everybody has an interest in discussing - or at the very least, looking at for comparison purposes. A...
19-10-2020 21:43

060: The Perfect Portfolio

At one point or another, every architecture student or graduate has a portfolio of their work that they have agonized over creating. Portfolios are im...
12-10-2020 21:40

Surprise! I?m Starting a Residential Studio

I really enjoyed the 20+ years I spent working with people (who typically became my friends) to design their dream houses. Of all the things that chan...
05-10-2020 21:35

Top Instagram Accounts for Architectural Visualization

So as a follow-up to the recent podcast this week, I wanted to delve into the world of visualization and find some of the best Instagram accounts to f...
01-10-2020 21:38

059 Architectural Visualization with Alex Hogrefe

Do you have architectural visualization skills" Maybe you?re asking yourself ?what does even mean"? Well, you are in luck because today on t...
28-09-2020 21:39

We, Myself and I

Are architects bad at sharing" The word "I" is a take credit type of word, while saying "we" is a sharing credit type of word...
20-09-2020 21:39

Starting Architecture School: COVID Edition Part 2

So I know that I have written before about the transition to online teaching that occurred last spring, but I am going to revisit. I recently wrote an...
17-09-2020 21:34

058: Talking Shop with Building Science Fight Club

Understanding the physical behavior of the building as a system and how it impacts the energy efficiency, durability, comfort, and indoor air quality ...
14-09-2020 21:37

Architecture: Form, Function, and Object

?Form follows Function.? A phrase coined by the late Louis Sullivan in 1896 in his article titled The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered. In...
03-09-2020 21:36

057: Renovating your House

Leaving your mark on the place where you live is built into the DNA of most architects and designers. This can manifest itself in many different ways ...
31-08-2020 21:59

Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Should you paint your fence black" I came pretty close and settled in on a charcoal color (which was a nice change from the previous color of &qu...
25-08-2020 21:36

056: Starting A Design Firm

If you?ve ever dreamed of starting your own design firm, maybe you?ve just graduated from school, perhaps you?ve worked for another firm and seen firs...
17-08-2020 21:34

Being an Architect Is Hell ? Painting and Contact Paper

Renovating your home is fun ... as long as you have an unlimited budget and don\'t have to live there during the process. Unfortunately for me, I don\...
11-08-2020 21:34

055: Scale This!

How does scale factor into the practice of architecture" For any architect, scale and proportion are two skills that appear to be the most challe...
03-08-2020 21:34

Being an Architect is Hell ? The Renovation Part 1

Being an Architect is hell ... I\'ve said it before and a lot of you have agreed with me (the smart ones typically). While I think it\'s one of the be...
28-07-2020 21:32

Architecture Student Tool Kit

As I am preparing my syllabus and other items for the quickly approaching fall semester, I have begun to have discussions and questions about the stud...
23-07-2020 21:33

054: Leadership

What exactly is leadership and what does it mean to be a leader" Leadership is thrust upon those who, through the strength of conviction and mora...
20-07-2020 21:36

A Proper Desk for an Architect

I\'m not proud of it but as an architect, I probably sit at my desk at least 10 hours a day. The good news is that there is something I can do about t...
13-07-2020 21:32

053: Culture of Design

Do you have a design culture in your office" Why is it that some firms have it and others don?t" A culture of design isn?t something that ju...
06-07-2020 21:34

Do Architects Still Need to Draw"

Do architects still need to draw" This is a controversial topic to be certain, but is it something that should be considered when planning for th...
29-06-2020 21:33

Dear John, An Ode Public Restroom Design

Public Restroom design is often one of the most overlooked and underserved architectural typologies. These projects present their own kind of design c...
25-06-2020 21:31

You?ve Got to be Kidding Me

First and foremost, I am here to tell you that despite my own behavior, you really should find a way to take the time off your company provides. It\'s...
25-06-2020 21:31

051: Style over Substance

We are all familiar with the phrase ?style over substance? but those words might mean something else to architects. If I were to look at a project and...
25-06-2020 21:31

052: Architectural Tools

When an architect goes to work ? what happens" Do they pull out a pen and sketch paper" Maybe they power up some hardware ? quite possibly a...
25-06-2020 21:31

020: The Construction Bid Process

Every client wants to know what their project is going to cost and who?s going to build it. That means sending the drawings out and getting contractor...
23-03-2019 22:03

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