Milestones

Fall is a time of transition and beginnings for me, far more so than Spring. I have been thinking a lot about milestones recently, especially after the time warp that we've been in since early 2020. It's October, and I have no idea where the summer went. It's easy to let anniversaries and milestones slip… Continue reading Milestones

Friday faves: Podcasts

Over the past year, I have been on a learning binge. In 2020, I absorbed so much professional continuing education that I accumulated almost 7 times the number of hours that Architects need in a year because, well, lockdown. And every conference went virtual, which was great because I could "go to" conferences that I… Continue reading Friday faves: Podcasts

Monday morning inspiration

Starting the New Year with a business re-thinking, re-planning, or re-strategizing session is a great idea, especially after 2020's rollercoaster ride.

Travel Diary: Vauban

Vauban, an innovative "green" neighbourhood in Freiburg, Germany. Travel is one of the things that I miss the most, as we here in the US and in many other countries are struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. I miss my family and friends in Canada. I missed spending our wedding anniversary once again in… Continue reading Travel Diary: Vauban

Monday morning inspiration

Where do Architects find inspiration for their work? It's everywhere when you're not looking, and nowhere to be found when you are.

Monday morning inspiration

Charlotte Perriand's contributions to Architecture & Design have not received the attention they deserve. Several books have been written about her, including her autobiography, but her story is still not well known. Neither are the stories of many of her contemporaries who also carved out a place in the design professions at a time when… Continue reading Monday morning inspiration

Rethinking space: Education

What will classrooms and other educational spaces look like when students return? It's a question of appropriate design, furniture, and HVAC. And the right technology infrastructure.