Scale Figures in Architectural Renderings

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 →

Dear Boy in the Plastic Bubble,

Googling “Advice for Future Architects” – there is one link featuring nuggets of wisdom from 6 Starchitects. It would be inconceivable for my advice to be heralded above the likes of Zaha, Frank, Norman, Wolf D., Peter, or Bjarke. Therefore, this is an open letter to one specific type of architect: The Boy in the … continue reading →

The Masochistic Serpent Disappeared from Modern Architecture

Today’s post is about the fold, and topological surfaces. Both were exemplified by Zaha Hadid better than any other architect. After the tragic news of Zaha Hadid’s unexpected passing yesterday, this post is in honor of her work. Topological Surfaces Technology has created a new rift in our human interactions. Accessibility to the internet has … continue reading →

2016 Prickster Prize Bracket

2016 Prickster Prize Laureate: One World Trade Center *The Championship Round Has Concluded!* It’s that time of year again. March Zaniness. In correlation to the zaniness, there will be an annual architectural bracket to award The Prickster Prize. Last year, Daniel Libeskind won the World’s Worst Architect Bracket. Instead of doing the same theme, and … continue reading →

Architecture and Ego

Architects and large egos are often synonymous. Name any starchitect. They are all extremely passionate. Supremely confident. And exceedingly narcissistic. Traditionally, every generation of architecture student is bred into this role of “master” and “intern.” While architecture, in practice, is a collaborative effort – our education emphasizes this individual pursuit of one figure-head. One infallible … continue reading →

Cats Diversity in the Workplace

My last blog post discussed increased diversity in the workplace by means of expanded influences and alternate educational backgrounds. I was expecting to receive hoards of comments arguing for actual diversity: like race, sex, sexual preferences, or just other salacious statements arguing for increased sex in the workplace. Crickets… None of the tens of followers … continue reading →

Pritzker Prize University

With the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a proliferation of debates has ensued; however, recent revelations regarding Scalia’s views on diversity have gotten lost within Ted Cruz’s impractical filibustering. Most people viewed Scalia as a radical right-wing conservative. A Cliven Bundy character, caught in a standoff in opposition to governmental intervention. However, … continue reading →

Autodesk Revit: The Drawbacks of Passionless Panache in a Designer’s World

Autodesk is reminiscent of 1980’s Microsoft1 – software used by the masses, yet devoid of inspiration towards designers. However, unlike Microsoft’s ambitions to put “a computer in every home”, Autodesk’s aspirations are to put an annual subscription in every architectural office. Apple is credited for creating the first graphical interface for usability. Previously, to interact … continue reading →

Year in Review | Best Blog Posts

Apparently I need to take some courses on how to be a good blogger. I like writing posts, but I don’t enjoy spending countless hours promoting my posts on social media channels. I occasionally am on Twitter, and I auto-publish posts into the desolate wastelands of Google+. But I despise Facebook, and I started an Instagram … continue reading →