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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As my friend and I move into phase 1 of demolition on his restaurant and apartment building, we discuss the existing conditions, structural issues, and his plans for lifting his building to level and construct new floors. Check out some photos of the existing conditions and learn more about these issues in this post!

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

1. Lesson of the week – Sometimes the best decisions are the hardest

After adopting my dog, Sophie, my girlfriend Andrea and I taught her how to fetch, sit, lay down, and give high fives. Every morning at 5:30am, I would go out for a jog with Sophie and she’d stay home for 8-9 hours. Once we made it back home, we would bring her out for a walk or to play in the yard. Before we knew it, we grew attached to Sophie. However, a problem began to emerge where she would play with another dog and all of a sudden, she would become aggressive and start biting. As we were leaving Petco, Sophie put her mouth around one of the employee’s arms to warn her and we decided it was time to bring her back to the SPCA. It was a very hard

2. Best moment of the week – Making Ice Cream with Andrea

On my way out of the office, I saw a video on Facebook on making ice cream and decided that we should try it as soon as we made it home. We took a medium sized zip lock bag and filled it with 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of heavy cream, 2 tea spoons of vanilla, 4 table spoons of sugar, a pinch of salt, and some chocolate chips. Then, we filled a larger gallon sized bag with ice and 6 tablespoons of sugar. We placed the smaller bag into the ice bag and shook it for 10-15 minutes. Finally, we enjoyed our first ever homemade ice cream!

3. What I’m currently reading – Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins

This week, I finally received a book that I’ve been looking forward to reading called Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins. After watching his documentary I am not your guru on Netflix and listening to his podcasts, I’ve been intrigued by everything he does and his methods for living a fulfilling life. My goal is to apply the knowledge that I get from this book to my life as an Architect. I’ve only read the first two parts of chapter one and the book is very large. More to come in the following weeks!

4. 30x30 Project Update – Working on 3x30 One Seneca Tower

This week, I've been working hard on developing the 3x30 One Seneca Tower project with my friends who have been on their summer vacation. It's been difficult juggling so many projects at once, but I'm starting to get the hang of breaking each project into smaller tasks that I could complete in a few hours.

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