All tagged architalks

Inspired by Leather Working

After several months of dabbling in leather working and focusing the entire month of April 2018 on hand making 100 leather wallets, it’s about time for me to share my story of how an architect was inspired by the craft of leather working. Here's my story of how I found my passion for leather working.

5 Tips for Starting an Architecture Project

Ever since I started Journey of an Architect a year and a half ago, I’ve been simultaneously working on both architecture and design projects to reach my goal of completing 30 projects by the time I turn 30 (May 2020). Although I’ve completed 16 projects and I’m now working on 3 others, I can honestly say that I struggle just as much as every other creative person when starting a project. In fact, I spend the most time at the beginning by developing a strong concept because it helps me find clarity for the remainder of the architecture project. Here are 5 tips for starting an architecture project that has helped me on my projects.

Break Routines

At some point in everyone’s career, routines will be developed and they’ll influence the decisions we make as well as our mental and physical well-being. We can develop good routines that keep us optimistic and energized every day or we could have bad routines that drain our motivation. To avoid creating routines that instill a pessimistic outlook in my life, I’ve made breaking routines a priority. Here’s why breaking routines is important to renewing your sense of self-worth, optimism, and motivation.

An Alternative to Moonlighting as a Young Architect

Three years after graduating from architecture school, I became a licensed architect in New York State and I shared my excitement with all of my friends. During dinner with a good friend of mine, I shared the news with him and he joked about designing a building for him in the future. A month later, we met at a bar and he asked me to be his architect for a building that he purchased. Although I was thrilled to work on a project with my good friend, I was faced with the dilemma of moonlighting as an architect and found an alternative solution that worked in favor of both the firm where I’m employed and me. Here’s an alternative to moonlighting as a young architect told through my short story.

5 Mentors that are in my life

From my sophomore year of high school to now, I’ve always surrounded myself with people that I admire and that I can openly seek advice. To this day, I call these people my good friends and will always feel that way about them. However, others would say that they’re my mentors who are guiding me through my life. Through their guidance and eyes, they have informed and witnessed my failures and success in my education, career, and life as an architect. Here are the 5 types of mentors that are in my life.

Architalks - A House is not a home

Ever since I was a child, I've always thought of a house as an object and a home as a place to live. Therefore, a house is not a home. As a part of the #Architalks group started by Bob Borson of Life of an Architect, here's my post for the theme "House or Home?". Check it out here and be sure to read the posts linked at the bottom written by other architects in the group.

10 Lessons Learned from a Young Architect

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.