Big Ideas or Technical Details?

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 lately. So what should be the focus of the collegiate architecture school system?

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Ep 076: Critical Skills of an Architect

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.

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Ep 075: Should Architects Do It All?

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 Do It All?

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Ep 074: Architectural Memories that Matter

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 That Matter”

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“Help” and “Service” are Not The Same Thing

“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 is provided for free.

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Unpaid Internship Positions

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.

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Ep 069: Better Faster Cheaper

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 ultimately value.

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Architecture Lectures and Presentations

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 is tasked with creating the annual lecture and exhibitions program for the Department of Architecture. This has turned out to be quite the conundrum for yours truly. While I do not have any issue with being on the committee or being an active member, I find myself questioning the premise as a whole. Are lectures or special series of presentations relevant anymore? Or are they more relevant during the Covid crisis than ever before? I honestly can see it either way, but I think I might lend more to the latter.

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058: Talking Shop with Building Science Fight Club

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 is pivotal in the creation of high-performance buildings. This means we are talking Building Science Fight Club with Christine Williamson.

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056: Starting A Design Firm

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 first-hand what not to do and decided it’s time to go out on your own, today is the show for you because today’s topic is “Starting a Design Firm”.

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