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27

Jan
2020

In Rants and Wisdom

By lthomas

Gearing Down

On 27, Jan 2020 | In Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

As I browse through my list of essays I realize that it was in 2018 that I last jotted down any ‘Rants and Wisdom’ about my practice as an architect and business owner. The past few years have been one long transition without an instruction manual. It’s not the first such transition.

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04

May
2018

In Rants and Wisdom

By lthomas

#Havingitall #archimom

On 04, May 2018 | In Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

Having it all??

Not. At least for me.

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17

Apr
2018

In Rants and Wisdom

By lthomas

Magical Thinking

On 17, Apr 2018 | In Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

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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26

Mar
2018

In From the Architect's Desk

By lthomas

Oh no, Wet Basement?!!

On 26, Mar 2018 | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

Spring rains do not necessarily equal wet basements!

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26

Mar
2018

In Rants and Wisdom

By lthomas

No. Unpaid. Interns. Ever.

On 26, Mar 2018 | In Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

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

In Rants and Wisdom

By lthomas

Three-Oh+One

On 02, Mar 2018 | In Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

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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14

Feb
2018

In From the Architect's Desk

By lthomas

Happy Space

On 14, Feb 2018 | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

Recently I was contacted by a prospective client who wanted to discuss a proposed, new beach house project. Then she said, “I’m not a beach person.”

Okaaaay.

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14

Feb
2018

In From the Architect's Desk

By lthomas

The Good House Philosophy

On 14, Feb 2018 | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been writing these essays for several years now. When I look back over the archive, I realize that I consistently return to a singular topic that could be boiled down to one question: What makes a good house?

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27

Dec
2017

In Rants and Wisdom

By lthomas

Courage.

On 27, Dec 2017 | In Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

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

In Rants and Wisdom

By lthomas

The Experience of ‘Home’

On 20, Dec 2017 | In Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

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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