Travel, as I have often said to my colleagues, is an excellent means to explore and understand architecture, especially if that has to do with regional values. Last year, after having missed many earlier opportunities to do so, I finally visited the sites of great architectural works of the Mughal Dynasty in India. For most […]
The year 2016 marked the 500th anniversary of the publishing of Thomas More’s book Utopia. Much has been written about the idea of Utopia and Utopian societies, stretching all the way back to ancient times. Since Thomas More gifted us a detailed physical description of his “good place,” I thought it would be fun to […]
My election day began with a meeting of a group I was recently asked to join, the NE STEM/STEAM coalition in Portland, Oregon. The group’s mission (I paraphrase) is to help students from communities of color gain access to careers and education in science, technology, and the arts.
Can you believe that it is December already? Well, it is that time of year again when we think about giving and receiving presents. I previously shared some ideas on the perfect gifts for planners in Presents for Plannerds, Presents for Plannerds: 2014 Edition, and Presents for Plannerds: 2015 Edition which have turned out to be three of my […]
Barrio Logan is little known to most San Diegans – beyond being a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood near downtown. Yet it is one of San Diego’s most historically significant and culturally important neighborhoods.
Save Our Heritage Organization, September 2nd, 10:30 PM- 11:45 PM, Past & Presence Ghost Tour. San Diego Architectural Foundation, September 4th, 2016, 8:00 AM, O & O 2016 People’s Choice Event.
Who knew that competition was so fierce and cutthroat in the world of architectural boat tours in Chicago? According to our guide, who was a docent volunteer on the official Chicago Architectural Foundation tour, CAF has turned their river meanderings into one of the top visitor draws in the city, which, of course, has spawned […]
Urban Land Institute, July 20th, 2016, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM, Perfecting Your Pitch. Urban Land Institute, July 20th, 206, 5:30 PM- 11:30 PM, YLG July Informal Happy Hour at Crack Shack.
Save Our Heritage Organization, June 18th, 2016, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Old House Fair. Urban Land Institute, June 22nd, 2016, 9:00 AM- 10:0 AM Developing Distinctively Different Multifamily Rental Properties: Two Case Studies.
Save Our Heritage Organization, June 4th, 2016, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Singing with the FaSoLa Singers. New School of Architect and Design, June 8th, 2016, 7:00 PM, LECTURE SERIES: THOMAS ALBRIGHT.