It is the very process of actually making something with one’s hands that we believe leaves room for inspiration. Model making allows for “happy mistakes,” breakthroughs that originate in the non-verbal part of the mind. That just doesn’t happen when using a computer.
Austin’s Green Street Cottage, which Mark English Architects had the privilege of remodeling, was designed in the style of the First Bay Region Tradition.
The process of design and construction, which results in a custom home, is unknown to many. Every beautiful home is the result of innumerable hours of communication through sketches, models, renderings and conversation. This post records some of the highlights of that process for the Ridgecrest home.
Communications strategist Amanda Walter, who spoke at the AIACC’s Now Next Future Conference in October, discusses the power of using social media to build your professional reputation.
Our clients for our recent Green Street project were seeking a custom-built, large, efficient workstation comprised of two connected but separable desks suitable for sitting or standing work.
Join your fellow architects for the NOW NEXT FUTURE conference presented by AIACC this October in Santa Monica.
Rosa Sheng AIA, a fellow director at AIASF, along with many others, is spearheading the effort to investigate the inequity in gender representation in the Architectural profession.
As many of our readers know, AIA National has been on a campaign to “reposition” the architectural profession in response to a sense of overwhelming dissatisfaction as expressed by a majority of it’s constituents. Unfortunately, many of us, including the entire Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chapter, feel that the repositioning effort is not effective at best, and likely an attempt at bureaucratic self preservation.
This summer, Mark, Anne, Kent & Bruno, (all architects) wandered across Ireland and France, enjoying life, landscape and architecture. We had all spent plenty of time in France, but had managed to reach our fine middle years having missed the Emerald Isle.