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17

Apr
2018

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Magical Thinking

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Blame those home improvement shows that whip-up a renovation in a tidy half-hour television segment. Blame technology for shortening our attention spans.

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Mar
2018

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No. Unpaid. Interns. Ever.

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Period. So simple, yet obviously for many, a bit difficult to comprehend. And I do not understand why.

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02

Mar
2018

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Three-Oh+One

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Wow, how time has flown. Two years ago I wrote about the Winter Solstice and approaching the new year. And somehow that time has come and gone, and here we are in 2018. What happened to 2017? Let’s review. Read more…

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Dec
2017

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Courage.

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Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about why the profession of architecture is losing so many young people and why so few are getting registered as Architects, particularly women. I’m not alone in my wonder; Rosa ShengSteve Mouson and Susan Shannon have all written on this with great insight.

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20

Dec
2017

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The Experience of ‘Home’

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One of my favorite quotes originates with Oscar Wilde and goes something like this: We “know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

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Why NOT in my backyard?

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The first weekend in December, an article in The New York Times caught my eye.

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05

Dec
2017

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

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

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Oct
2017

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Suspicion

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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”

On 10, May 2017 | One Comment | In From the Architect's Desk, Rants and Wisdom | 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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11

Apr
2017

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The Importance of Drawing

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Much of the practice of architecture has moved from the drawing board to the computer screen as technological tools replace pencils and tracing paper. However, sketching is an integral part of my work process.

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