In the second post of this series, let’s take a look at the formal layout for the design of the portfolio itself and plan the overall vision for the portfolio.Read More
Summer is upon us.
For the times when you’re just sitting in the backyard, drinking a cool glass of lemonade (mmmm....lemonade), I want to share some of the first and best reads I'd recommend to any Architect.
Here's a deep dive into ten books that have helped me successfully navigate my own career -- ones that are simply a pleasure to read when all you have is a warm, Summer breeze and some time.
As a creative person, I’ve always been bad at one thing in particular — showing my work.
You see, I’m what you might call a ‘chronic perfectionist’ or a ‘tinkerer.’ My projects become mini-obsessions in that I pick and play, adjust and tune them until a moment comes when I just have to put them down and move on.
To break me of my bad habits, I’m going to write an ongoing series of posts that bring you behind the scenes of my personal design work. I’ll slowly reveal my projects over time by re-building my portfolio from the ground up.
The design process is rarely a straight path. It’s full of windy trails, dead, ends, pit stops, and roadblocks.
This first post is about how I start and conceptually plan out a portfolio.
Do you believe in serendipity? (No, not the John Cusack movie.)
In its simplest terms, serendipity is when a series of chance events lead to a positive outcome. Sometimes the universe has a way of placing things in your path.
Sometimes we have to embrace serendipity to change our path for the better, especially when we lose our inspiration.
Recently, I did just that.
Your cover letter is your first impression in the job search process. It can quickly inspire the person on the other end to interview you or to send your entire application careening to the nearest trash bin.
Let’s take some time to understand exactly what to expect with your next cover letter and how to maximize its positive impact.Read More
Whether you’re an Architecture Student getting ready to look for your first job or a seasoned Architect searching for your next one, everyone needs a way to convey their experience succinctly to a prospective employer.
If only there was a document out there that could describe the story of you.
Enter the Resume.Read More
Knowing what product is in your design is just as important as the drawing you use to articulate the design intent.Read More
Building Codes. Why did it have to be Building Codes?
At first glance, they sound a little bit boring, a little bit real, and a little bit scary. Any Architect who doesn't respect Building Codes is probably not doing their job.
So what are Building Codes exactly? And why do we need to make sure that we understand them as Architects? Because trust me, you do.Read More
As an Architect, I’ve found LinkedIn to be an invaluable resource for my own career growth. Today, I wanted to share the four ways I’ve found to get started in LinkedIn so that you can hit the ground running for yourself.Read More
In many respects, networking should be one of the most enjoyable activities we partake in as professionals. The reality is that we often overlook it as a mundane and trivial part of our careers.
There are really only three ways to approach networking. Let's take a lesson from one of the greatest films of all time
It even has Clint Eastwood for good measure.
What if you could distill your entire professional experience into a single gallery of your best work? Someone I know and respect immensely did just that and so much more for the profession than he can ever know.Read More