Tim Ung Mars Leather Company

Hi there! I'm Tim.

I started Journey of an Architect in 2016 to document my journey to design 30 projects by the age of 30 (May 2020). Since the time that I started this blog, I’ve published a book called Starting an Architecture Firm, started a podcast called Unpacking Design with Mike LaValley of Evolving Architect, and an online retail shop called Mars Leather Company where I design and fabricate handmade leather goods. In July 2019, I completed the 30 projects on my 30x30 journey and decided to continue developing speculative architecture projects focusing on typologies, issues (such as climate change, public housing, education, etc.) and materials of interest.

Little did I know, this journey to design 30 projects would diverge into these various hobbies, expand my network of architects and creators worldwide, and help me continue to focus on my life’s passions.

If you’re new to Journey of an Architect, this blog is divided into two main areas; life and design. Life focuses on my thoughts on being an architect, career, health, finances, and personal growth. Design focuses on my progress with my 30x30 projects and everything relating to design including products that I’m developing for Mars Leather Company.

Lastly, I have a weekly Friday Four Newsletter where I summarize a lesson that I learned, my best moment of the week, what I'm currently reading, watching, or listening to, and an update on my 30x30 projects. Sign up now by scrolling down and filling out the form under "Friday Four Newsletter" and receive a free sample of my book Starting an Architecture Firm.

Thank you for joining me on my journey!

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