Rants and Wisdom
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 Sheng, Steve Mouson and Susan Shannon have all written on this with great insight.
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…
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.
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.