The Wheel Has Fallen Off the Banking Industries’ Marbled Currency

The stagecoach symbolizes Wells Fargo’s humble beginnings and small town appeal. And to fully embody this idyllic image – they will place the stagecoach inside their marbled 2-story lobby and wax it every month. If you’ve watched the news lately, or left your basement lair, there have been several divisive conversations happening in this country. … continue reading →

Back to the Cartography Board

#ArchiTalks is a monthly series where 50 wanna-be bloggers, and Bob Borson, all write on the same topic on the same day. I always get excited for the next month’s topic, as each topic becomes an invigorating creativity problem. I consistently want to relate the topic to the benefits of architecture or design, and I … continue reading →

An Architect: The Farmer’s Poet

I was raised on a farm just as my father and grandfather were before me. Except, my father, probably, knew around age 5 that I was never going to grow up and take over the family business. The bane of my childhood was the dusty, cluttered, and dreaded “shop.” The shop was the daily site … continue reading →

An Unnecessarily Deep Dive into the Online Comments of Mike_Smith

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Architects were once regarded for their acumen to envision the future. The city of tomorrow! We are continually surrounded and immersed in architecture. From our houses, to the offices we work in, the strip-malls where we buy our discounted cotton socks, and the tiny shack in the middle of the lumber yard’s parking lot where … continue reading →

Honestly, Bricks Will Never Be an Honest Material Again

Donald Trump’s discarded campaign slogan to Make Bricks Honest Again will never happen. Bricks will forevermore be a durable veneer mimicking our fondness for the past. And slowly I am starting to succumb to this realization. Honestly, bricks will never be an honest material, again. Bricks are one of the oldest and cheapest building materials. … continue reading →

Scale Figures in Architectural Renderings

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Google still says I’m in the millennial generation, but I sound like an old-fuddy-duddy1 when I reference my days in school. Nevertheless, back when I was in school: we had to tediously Photoshop our own scale figures. Humans in architectural renderings are essential to show scale, activity, and usability of spaces. Depending on the graphic … continue reading →