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24

Aug
2016

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Ouch!

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Sometimes it really hurts to be an architect. Most often it is the poor design. Sometimes it is in the construction details.

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13

Jul
2016

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Everyday moments of truth.

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I am a newbie to social media. I was born in the Baby Boomer years, and learned to draft and letter and do construction documents by hand. Here’s the catch, the only reason that I am involved in any way with “social media” is my eldest son—a ‘techie’, communication digital media guru. So, yes, I am an #ArchiMom and proud of it.

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01

Jun
2016

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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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Clutter!

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In honor of Mother’s Day, I have decided that it is way past time for me to write an essay about clutter.

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24

Feb
2016

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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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Dec
2015

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Between the Winter Solstice and the New Year

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Recently we passed the Winter Solstice. It is a day that I relish. I feel renewed. Days will get longer and I feel a promise of good things to come with the longer sunlight.

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18

Nov
2015

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06

Jul
2015

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You must be good at Math!

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(Not.)

Of all the misperceptions that somehow continue in the profession of architecture, this is one that bewilders me the most.

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22

Jun
2015

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Pivot.

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I have been seeing and reading this term more recently. Or perhaps, now that it is summertime, things slow down a bit and I am more ready to listen.

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When I grow up/My story Part 1.

On 25, Nov 2014 | 3 Comments | In From the Architect's Desk, Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

Why did you become an Architect? What led you to become an Architect? How did you get to this point in your career?

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