Journey of an Architect is a blog started by Tim Ung to document his journey to design 30 projects by the age of 30 (May 2020). His posts focus on his design process, thoughts, struggles, and successes throughout his journey.

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I had the opportunity to meet with a local Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) manufacturer to learn more about the product. From its structural capabilities to its insulation values and simple on-site construction, this building material is fantastic for many types of projects. Check out my notes from today's meeting with the SIP manufacturer in this post.

Now, without further ado, here is this week’s Friday Four!

1. Lesson of the week – Overcoming a struggle is easier with the help of others

Immediately after joining a new gym, my girlfriend and I decided to attend a full body workout class that consisted of non-stop toning exercises. I was the only male in the class and I was in the front row next to the teacher. The exercise routines began and I was keeping up with the instructor. Midway through the class, my legs were starting to give out and I could no longer keep up with the instructor. She pushed me to finish every set and fix my form. At the end of the class, my body was in so much pain, but I was so happy that I was able to finish and not give up.

So remember to ask others for help if you’re struggling and offer to help someone else.

2. Best moment of the week – Purchasing an iPad Pro

Over the past few months, I’ve been contemplating purchasing an iPad Pro to help organize my life and have easy access to my social network. This past weekend, I finally made the decision to purchase the iPad Pro and I’ve learned how to use various apps to help with my productivity and health; both of which are very important for any Architect. The iPad was definitely worth the investment and I’m getting more efficient at using it every day!

3. What I’m currently reading – Catching up on Architect Magazine

My Architect magazines have been piling up on my desk at home and in the office. I decided to take 2 hours this past weekend to read through 3 of the magazines at home. While reading them, I discovered several pages that showcase building designs and a significant detail. In particular, one was Renzo Piano’s architecture studio and the detail was the connection of the curved glass, timber beam, and steel connector.

4. 30x30 Project Update – Drawings and images for 6x30 are on the project page

I’ve finally completed the project page for the 6x30 competition that I worked on with two of my friends. Like many projects that go at such a fast pace, compiling all of the final drawings and images generally takes some time, but it will save us many headaches in the future. The project page will be available for viewing sometime in September.

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