I’m Baaaaaaaack!

February 24, 2013


[Image Source: Airbrushdoc.com] Ahh. Do you feel that? It’s  absence of the crushing weight of looming exams and all stress and anxiety associated with them. It’ the feeling of finally being able to call yourself the name you been working towards for 10 years. It’s the knowledge that you are now among the elite that […]

Posted in: Architecture, ARE

I’ve Finally Made It! (Not Really)

November 14, 2012


I’ve made it to the big time everyone. I was interviewed by NCARB for their website on the process of becoming a licensed architect. You can read it here. It was a cool thing to be able to do and I hope it’s something that will give some insight into why I’m going through this […]

Posted in: Architects

I’m Still Here

November 6, 2012


I’ve been a very bad blogger the last few months. I assure you that I’m still here working on this blog, I’ve just been sidetracked for a while. This is mostly the fault of those pesky ARE exams I’m trying to get out of my life. I have the last three tests scheduled and if […]

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Posted in: Architecture

Do You Want To Be An Architect?

August 30, 2012


[Image Source: Dublin Architects] I received an email recently asking advice on whether or not to pursue a career in architecture. I’ve previously written posts on what architects do and what architecture school is like (part 1, part 2), but I haven’t written anything about the choice to become an architect. What Do You Want to Do With […]

Posted in: Architects, Architecture

The Dreaded ARE

August 1, 2012


[Image Source: NCARB Website] What the Heck is the ARE? The ARE or Architects Registration Exam is a beast of a series of tests that “intern architects” are required to pass before becoming fully licensed architects. By passing the tests you only become licensed to practice in the state you took the exams, but mostly, […]

Posted in: Architecture

Mind the Studio

May 8, 2012


Architecture students live in a unique space during their schooling. This place of both torture and jubilation always takes on the unique qualities of the students who happen to be occupying it for the year. It’s important to have fun in the studio while making the space more personal. The senior studio at my university […]

Posted in: Architecture School

What Not to Do Deux

March 20, 2012


Today’s topic is something that has bothered me for a while. Bathroom accessories. Why is it so hard to find bathroom accessories that don’t look completely out of place or are just plain ugly. I notice it all the time. There will be a beautiful, clean, sleek modern bathroom and next to the toilet will […]

Posted in: Architecture, Rant