I started Journey of an Architect to document my quest to design 30 projects by the age of 30 (May 2020). My posts focus on my design process, thoughts, struggles, and successes throughout my journey to develop a professional portfolio of work and to start an architecture firm.
Every week, I send out a short newsletter that summarizes a lesson I learned, my best moment of the week, what I'm currently reading, watching, or listening to, and an update on my 30x30 projects.
Thank you for joining me on my architectural journey!
At every conference that I’ve ever attended, I’ve always made time to stop by the expo area where manufacturers put their best foot forward and showcase their products. At the AIA 2017 conference on architecture, I walked through the entire expo and spent a lot of my time at the technology area as well as one manufacturer’s booth. Here are my 5 favorite technology and manufacturer booths at the AIA 2017 conference expo hall.
At the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) 2017 conference on architecture, there was an amazing lineup of keynotes ranging from world renowned architects to the former first lady of America, Michelle Obama. There are many great reasons for attending the annual AIA conferences on architecture and the keynotes give more than enough reason to attend. Here are highlights from each of the keynotes and the conversation with Michelle Obama.
Are you currently working in an architecture firm surrounded by people from multiple generations? Some who may be old enough to be your grandparent or your parent? Ever noticed that there's a common sense of humor, work ethic, respect, etc.? What does this mean in a field like architecture? And how can we bridge the gap between these generations? Learn more in this short post!
Most people, including myself, have dreams that they’re hoping will come true in their future. At some point in our lives, we decide it’s the right time to take action and work towards these dreams one step at a time. My first step towards realizing my dream was creating an initial budget for my architecture firm and creating a list of things holding me back from pursuing this dream. Here's what my startup budget looks like and the fears that I have to overcome.
Recently, I received an email from a follower of this blog who asked for advice or book suggestions that will give him insight into the organization and business side of scaling an architecture firm to work on larger projects. So I’ve decided to do my best at answering this question through this post and I’ll focus first on organizing your architecture firm and then touch on some of the important business aspects of larger projects. Check out my 10 tips for growing an architecture firm for larger projects in this post!
As a part of the #Architalks group started by Bob Borson of Life of an Architect, here's my post for the theme "Then and now". 10 things that changed from architecture school to receiving my license in the mail. Check it out here and be sure to read the posts linked at the bottom written by other architects in the group.