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The Perspective of Work-Life Balance

Finding the Perspective of Work-Life Balance is incredibly difficult, even more so if you haven\'t figured out what that means to you. The post The P...
13-09-2021 21:34

Studio 101: Starting Architecture School

Let?s talk about starting architecture school. What is going to happen in your first year of architecture school" This is a list of the top five ...
09-09-2021 21:34

Ep 083: Ask the Show

In today\'s \'Ask the Show\' episode, we answer ten questions ranging from salary, quitting your job, the value of a prestigious degree, and more. The...
06-09-2021 21:35

Business Development and Social Media

Architects are increasingly turning to social media platforms to demonstrate their design skills and leverage that exposure into business development ...
30-08-2021 21:35

Episode 082: The Side Hustle

Do you know what a Side Hustle is" And if you are an architect, it isn\'t if you have one, it\'s how many of them are you likely to have" Th...
22-08-2021 21:34

Residential Architecture 101 ? Architectural Fees

It is really simple to know how to determine architectural fees on a residential project, what is difficult is getting people to agree on the amount. ...
16-08-2021 21:35

Architectural Graphic Standards Collection

So as it turns out I may have a slight problem with collections or maybe it?s a compulsion. I have an almost full collection of Architectural Graphic ...
12-08-2021 21:33

Episode 081: Motivation

Motivation is the ingredient that defines the difference between desire and will in the process of setting and attaining goals ? The post Episode 081:...
09-08-2021 21:33

Residential Architecture 101 ? Room Matrix

A residential room matrix is a powerful tool that can list rooms sizes and how these contribute to your construction budget. The post Residential Arch...
02-08-2021 21:37

Architects on the Screen

Our profession has been represented as architects on screen for entertainment purposes for quite some time. As a profession, we have been portrayed in...
28-07-2021 21:35

Ep 080: Is Architecture Art"

Is Architecture Art" THis is a question I have been asking architects for years and the answers are always interesting ... The post Ep 080: Is Ar...
25-07-2021 21:36

Happy Hour at the Borson House

According to a very scientific research study, conducted by me in my kitchen laboratory - a very high percentage of architects enjoy drinking. The pos...
20-07-2021 21:36

Ep 079: Designing a House

Managing design vision, personalities, budget, and construction techniques are just a few things discussed today in Episode 79 ?Designing a House? The...
11-07-2021 21:36

Renderings for Residential Design

The use of digital renderings for residential design has become an integral part of the design process and valuable in client meetings and conversatio...
06-07-2021 21:38

Ep 078: Redlines

?Redlines? is the word used by architects to reference the red ink that is used to mark up corrections that need to be made on architectural drawings....
27-06-2021 21:35

Printing Architectural 3D Models

Architects use 3D printers to explore ideas and for the last two weeks, we have been experimenting with the process for one of our residential project...
21-06-2021 21:35

Virtual Conventions""

I am not certain that virtual conventions are really worthwhile. That may be a controversial statement, but I think I can stand by it even in a post-p...
17-06-2021 21:36

Ep 077: Design Better

Most architects design until the drawings leave the office so why is there so much bad architecture out there" We can all aspire to Design Better...
14-06-2021 21:37

Architectural Graphics: Arrows or Ticks"

Architectural Graphics are a topic that I discuss a lot, and today is no different. Do you use arrows or tick marks at the end of your leader lines&qu...
08-06-2021 21:43

Big Ideas or Technical Details"

Is the education of architecture school about the big ideas or the technical details" This is a question that has been on my mind quite a bit lat...
03-06-2021 21:34

Ep 076: Critical Skills of an Architect

Here are the top 4 critical skills a person should have to experience success and satisfaction as a practicing architect. The post Ep 076: Critical Sk...
31-05-2021 21:35

Architectural Graphics 101 ? Symbols

It is time to focus our attention on the wayfinding devices of architectural drawings - today we are talking Architectural Graphics 101 - Symbols The ...
24-05-2021 21:37

Knowledge versus Tools

I was having a conversation with some academic colleagues the other day and we got on the subject of knowledge versus tools. The basic idea of this ch...
20-05-2021 21:38

Ep 075: Should Architects Do It All"

When developing architectural skills, should you focus on a specific area of expertise or do you attempt to do it all" Ep 075: Should Architects ...
16-05-2021 21:42

Go To the Cave ? or Return to Camp"

How many of you remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books from your childhood" Go the Cave ... Return to Camp" This "concept" w...
11-05-2021 21:37

Ep 074: Architectural Memories that Matter

There are a handful of moments in a person?s professional life that really make an impact, and today we are discussing "Architectural Memories Th...
02-05-2021 21:47

The Front Door Experience

The path leading up to the Front Door to any home should be a memorable experience - it\'s a high-touch and memorable area that deserves extra attenti...
26-04-2021 21:42

Ep 073: Being Your Own Boss

Most architects dream of having their own architectural firm - There are many reasons why this makes sense, but it isn?t the right path for everyone. ...
18-04-2021 21:43

Architects and Their Spectacles

Architects may almost be as well known for their spectacles as their fashion sense. . I think that more than the average bespectacled person, architec...
08-04-2021 21:40

Ep 072: Architectural Disconnect

We are going to be talking about the fantasy of being an architect versus reality. Welcome to episode 72 ?Architectural Disconnect? The post Ep 072: A...
05-04-2021 21:43

?Help? and ?Service? are Not The Same Thing

"Help" and "Service" are Not The Same Thing ... but you already know this, right" One is provided at a cost while the other i...
29-03-2021 21:34

Architects: Lawsuit Up!

We have been speaking a great deal recently about architects? liability and how that can possibly lead to a lawsuit. Since I went through my first med...
25-03-2021 21:39

Ep 071: Architects on the Job Site

For an Architect, being on the job site is a vital part of their work process, but job site visits are a series of obligations fraught with increased ...
22-03-2021 21:44

Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design

This is Residential Architecture 101: Shower Design - where we will be talking about the decisions that go into designing a proper shower The post Res...
15-03-2021 21:45

Ep 070: Dirty Side to Clean Buildings

When discussing the dirty side to clean buildings, we are focusing on Material Health and Transparency as it pertains to the practice of architecture ...
08-03-2021 21:37

Phone Call or Email"

Phone call or email" I ask myself this question a few dozen times a day now but I\'m thinking maybe I don\'t know which answer is correct. The po...
01-03-2021 21:34

Unpaid Internship Positions

Since it is getting time for college career fairs and planning for the summer I wanted to touch on the subject of Unpaid Internship Positions. The pos...
25-02-2021 21:34

Ep 069: Better Faster Cheaper

You\'ve heard the phrase ?Better, Faster, Cheaper, you can have 2? but is that true" This is really a conversation about quantity, quality, and u...
22-02-2021 21:36

How Much Do Architects Actually Work"

How much do architects actually work" If you are thinking about being an architect, is this something you should be concerned with" The post...
15-02-2021 21:33

Architecture Profession in Numbers

How do the education path, career path, and workforce of the profession of architecture compare to other professions" What can we learn from data...
11-02-2021 21:36

Ep 068: Where is the Finish Line"

Becoming an architect is hard - You go to school for a long time and work and study but upon graduation, you are not an architect ? so when does that ...
08-02-2021 21:34

What?s On My Desk"

"What\'s on my Desk" is a question that comes up from time to time - even more so when I post a picture that has scotch and Jolly Ranchers i...
01-02-2021 21:36

Ep 067: Ask the Show

Should architects date one another" How do you get your first client" Your greatest challenge" We answer your questions today on Ep 067...
25-01-2021 21:40

Architectural Graphics 101: Finish Schedules

Finish Schedules are a topic that I\'ve been wanting to discuss for years. What do they look like, what information do you show, how do legends really...
18-01-2021 21:36

Studio Lessons 101: Architectural Precedents

One of the many activities undertaken in architecture school is the study of Architectural Precedents. While I am may not be convinced of the outcomes...
14-01-2021 21:35

Ep 066: Architects and Sketching

There is a nostalgia associated with architects and sketching but is it still an integral part of the design process anymore" The post Ep 066: Ar...
11-01-2021 21:36

2021 and I am Full of Bad Ideas

It\'s barely 2021 and I am so full of bad ideas. This is the time that people generally sit around and evaluate their life, I\'ve decided to think abo...
04-01-2021 21:36

My Favorite Architecture Books ? 2020

I wanted to share with others the books I am buying, or the ones I own and enjoy since I so rarely write any blog posts about my favorite architectura...
28-12-2020 21:36

Ep 065: The Hypothetical Show

It takes 5 people to answer 3 questions on this, The Hypothetical Show. Three questions of varying degrees of absurdity are discussed, but all will br...
21-12-2020 21:36

How to Detail a Snowman

It\'s hard to believe that the Christmas Holidays are upon us and I haven\'t shared with you my profound "How to Detail a Snowman" knowledge...
14-12-2020 21:36

Ep 064: A Day in the Life of an Architect

Answering the question of what exactly does a typical day in the life of an architect look like is nearly impossible - but we are going to give it a g...
07-12-2020 21:35

Bar Renovation ? From Bad to Better

"Addition by Subtraction" was the theme for the renovation of my bar. Considerate detailing that thought about the entire space resulted in ...
30-11-2020 21:40

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

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