All would agree that they cannot wait until the clocks turn midnight on January 1, 2021; the year 2020 would truly be over and we would start fresh for 2021.  Of course, the primary reason that 2020 is getting a bad rap – i.e., COVID-19, will not be over but we enjoy starting over.  Besides, the vaccine is being delivered and most of us will receive it by mid-2020.

But the end of the year typically means a review of the past year and a look forward to the next year.  So, below is a review of for 2020.

Blog Essays: #55

Over the course of the year, published 55 essays with a handful of them coming from guest authors (see below).

by Marc Teer, Founder & CEO, Black Spectacles

by Kevin G. Sneed, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

by Pascale Sablan, Founder & Executive Director Beyond the Built Environment LLC

by David Freeman AIA, Program Chair, Architecture and Construction Technology, Dutchess Community College

by Danielle S. Willkens, PhD, Assoc. AIA, FRSA, LEED AP BD+C, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

by Charlotte W.

The rest of the blog essays focused on a range of topics related to becoming an architect; perhaps, the most important series of essays were on “Selecting a Program” —


Website: 16,796 visits

Through nearly the end of December, there were almost 17,000 visits to the website – almost 50 visits per day.  From a review of the analytics, the most popular portion of the website was the listing of the architecture summer programs.  Early in 2020 the annual listing was first provided through the following site:

However, as the pandemic impacted the programs, it was updated on the following site:

These two sites represented over 6,500 visits.

The updated listing of summer architecture programs is clearly the greatest resource.  Other resources added to the website over the course of the year include the following:

Architecture Summer Programs

Career Profiles


College Fairs / Career Days


At, our greatest purpose is to help you in becoming an architect.  For 2021, we will continue to provide resources and information.  As done over the past 10 years, we will launch the listing of Architecture Summer Programs – 2021 at the end of January 2021.

What else should we be doing in 2021?  Let us know by emailing us



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