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Latest Essays

Essays and posts from Laura Thomas, Principal and President of Melville Thomas Architects.

You can do it! vs. Permission to say no!

5th December 2017 by lthomas

I have been disappointed with myself recently. No one else seems to feel this way, but I feel it nonetheless.

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Suspicion

31st October 2017 by lthomas

On a recent Friday in the late afternoon there was a knock at my home’s door. Dusk was approaching. My inclination to avoid those unknown to me kicked in. I dislike opening the door when I’m alone. A LOT. I have a deep and well-earned suspicion of being conned, assaulted even. Read more…

The “EX-Fix”

10th May 2017 by lthomas

I’ve been meaning to write this essay for a long time. Time, as it turns out, is part of the story. As is patience and an architect’s newfound personal awareness of disability accommodation—or lack there of.

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