Category Archives: Thoughts

Slow Architecture

If you are a designer of any kind at all (even if you design toilets…) I hope that you have at least heard of the architecture firm REX Architecture P.C.  Joshua Prince-Ramus, the firm’s founding principal, gave an enlightening lecture

Slow Architecture

If you are a designer of any kind at all (even if you design toilets…) I hope that you have at least heard of the architecture firm REX Architecture P.C.  Joshua Prince-Ramus, the firm’s founding principal, gave an enlightening lecture

“God is in the details”

I still haven’t received my licence from the AIA yet. I do, however, have the title “Assoc. AIA”, but come on; everyone knows it’s just a few letters representing the money I paid to a professional organization for the benefit

“God is in the details”

I still haven’t received my licence from the AIA yet. I do, however, have the title “Assoc. AIA”, but come on; everyone knows it’s just a few letters representing the money I paid to a professional organization for the benefit

The Third and the Seventh

A while back, when I was in architecture school, I spent countless hours scouring the internet looking for “design inspiration” (aka: staying up too late and refusing to work on my studio projects) . It was during this allotted procrastination time that I

The Third and the Seventh

A while back, when I was in architecture school, I spent countless hours scouring the internet looking for “design inspiration” (aka: staying up too late and refusing to work on my studio projects) . It was during this allotted procrastination time that I

Inspiring People

If you haven’t yet noticed, the name of this blog is An Architect’s Impetus. In retrospect, I believe this to be a very transparent and fitting name for what I want to achieve with this blog. It’s basically my own impetus

Inspiring People

If you haven’t yet noticed, the name of this blog is An Architect’s Impetus. In retrospect, I believe this to be a very transparent and fitting name for what I want to achieve with this blog. It’s basically my own impetus

the thinker, contour line drawing, an architects impetus

Architecture: The Basics

One of the first questions I was ever asked by my professors in college was “What is architecture?” It is quite a loaded question, really. Asking this question tends to obligate a person to pause, examine their subconscious response, and

the thinker, contour line drawing, an architects impetus

Architecture: The Basics

One of the first questions I was ever asked by my professors in college was “What is architecture?” It is quite a loaded question, really. Asking this question tends to obligate a person to pause, examine their subconscious response, and

Median Nerve

Blight of Hand (well, wrist actually)

My wife is an extremely observant woman. In reference to my being an architect, I am actually rather jealous of this quality of hers. Knowing this, when she brought to my attention that I have lately been habitually flexing my

Median Nerve

Blight of Hand (well, wrist actually)

My wife is an extremely observant woman. In reference to my being an architect, I am actually rather jealous of this quality of hers. Knowing this, when she brought to my attention that I have lately been habitually flexing my

masonry wall section

Breaking Down Masonry Cavity Walls

This week I want to explain a little something I should have learned in architecture school, but unfortunately didn’t; and no I didn’t miss out because I was too focused on honing my rubber band shooting skills (two year champ,

masonry wall section

Breaking Down Masonry Cavity Walls

This week I want to explain a little something I should have learned in architecture school, but unfortunately didn’t; and no I didn’t miss out because I was too focused on honing my rubber band shooting skills (two year champ,