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Inspiration & Design

I have received a few requests to elaborate on the design process I went through when I came up with the design (image below) for a ski design contest.  By the way, this contest is still ongoing as of December 17th.....find it here and vote for my design!  Really, the design process I follow is [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:51+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Inspiration, The Design Process|0 Comments

Design Contests

Quite often Architects enter design contests of all kinds.  Sometimes (in regards to architecture) patrons or corporations hold an open-invite competition to solicit ideas and find a talented pool of Architects for their upcoming project.  Or sometimes the group holding the competition invites a few select firms to compete for a commission.  But what ever [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:52+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Inspiration, The Design Process, Fun for Architects|0 Comments

Poor Construction Bugs Me!

Part of an Architect's Scope of Services usually includes Construction Administration, which is the monitoring activities and question-and-answer sessions while a project is being built by the general contractor (the builder).  The owners who will move into the project are seeing their house/building/hotel etc. rise up and it is usually an exciting time for them.  For [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:52+00:00 December 8th, 2014|Architecture, Buildings, Hiring an Architect|0 Comments

Christmas for an Architect

It's officially December 2014, and the Christmas/holiday season has long been underway.   That means it can only be a short time until people everywhere start to buy up gifts for children, friends and more.  Don't forget your Architect and Architect friends!! The all-too-early start to the holiday season and part of the Thomas Heatherwick Studios exhibit [...]

By | 2017-12-17T10:05:52+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Architecture, Inspiration, New Products, Fun for Architects|0 Comments