ADVICE for INCOMING STUDENTS

Late in August, ARCHDaily authored and posted an article entitled, Ultimate List of Advice for Incoming Architecture Students. Below is a link to the article, but I thought I would also provide additional comments to the list. https://www.archdaily.com/772277/back-to-school-archdailys-tips-for-incoming-architecture-students Not exactly, … Read More

SUCCEEDING IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Below is another in the series of profiles of individuals who have chosen a career beyond architecture from Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design. In this case, H. Alan Brangman has chosen “University Architect.” Just recently, he … Read More

YOU ARE AN ARCHITECTURE STUDENT

YOU ARE AN ARCHITECTURE STUDENT Congratulations! You are now an architecture student and embarking on the first and most critical phase of becoming an architect.  As you start, consider the following: Introduce yourself to your faculty: Within the first few … Read More

CREATIVE FUTURES: CAREERS IN ARCHITECTURE

Over the past many weeks, I have been sharing profiles (listed below) of architects who have pursued careers beyond architecture; the profiles are from Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design. Since I pursued a career beyond architecture … Read More

PERCEPTION ARCHITECT

Amazingly, summer is nearing its end; parents with their children are headed to back-to-school sales. And, this series is still growing strong. Highlighted below is my friend Ashley; since this profile in 2014, she is now a Principal with LandDesign … Read More

THEORIZING IN ARCHITECTURE

Again, another profile of a colleague, Karen Cordes Spence, Ph.D. who serves as professor of architecture at Drury University. Amazingly, I have known Dr. Cordes Spence for over 25 years. If you are an architecture student or planning to pursue … Read More

A CREATIVE CAREER TRANSFORMATION

A CREATIVE CAREER TRANSFORMATION Again, another profile of an architect turned “something else.” In this case, Eric Taylor transformed to an architectural photographer. In some regards, I would enjoyed this career path. I did photography work all through growing up … Read More

PINCH ME!

Below is another profile of architect who had pursued a different path as outlined in Becoming an Architect; as implied in the title, this position was “pretty cool” for Megan Chusid. Now, Megan serves as the Project Lead / Senior … Read More

ADAPT, GROW, PROSPER

Another individual who has pursued a related career to architecture! Adapt, Grow, Prosper Joseph Nickol, AICP, LEED AP BD + C Urbanist, Urban Design Associates Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Why did you initially pursue architecture? Oddly enough, I chose architecture to build … Read More

ARCHITECT. CONNECTOR. CHANGE AGENT

Last month, I shared the first of what I hope will be many profiles of individuals with an architectural education who have pursued a path beyond architecture.For today’s profile, I am highlighting Kimberly Dowdell, current NOMA President. I first met … Read More