First, an update: Since my first Op Ed for UrbDeZine, I’ve made the successful transition in careers I aimed to achieve: on December 21st, 2016 I celebrated my graduation as a Peer Support Specialist, a position that requires lived experience and empathy to assist and empower peers in their transition to wellness from mental […]
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 […]
Most millennials are actually changing jobs four times on average during their first decade out school according to a study released by LinkedIn. If this is true in architecture then there is a good chance young professionals move on before they see a completed project through.
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.
When I mentioned to some friends that I would be vacationing in Washington, D.C., most of them told me about the Smithsonian museums which offer free admissions. While I did end up visiting a few of these amazing museums, I also went to one that nobody suggested: the National Building Museum. This museum is dedicated to the interpretation of the history and impact of […]
New School of Architecture, April 20th 2016, 7:00 PM, Lecture Series: Harry Mallgrave. Urban Land Institute, April 21st, 2016, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. YLG Informal April Happy Hour. Save Our History Organisation, April 24th, 2016, Start time NOON, Historic Seventh Avenue Tour.
“What architect isn’t interested in housing? I hate the whole blasted idea of it. I think it’s a worthy undertaking – to provide a decent apartment for a man who earns fifteen dollars a week. But not at the expense of other men. Not if it raises the taxes, raises all the other rents and […]
On June 8th, 2015, I reached the ten year mark of my career as an architect. This post chronicles some personal key “lessons learned” in reaching this first milestone of my architectural career.
John King just keeps getting better and better. In his second Cityscapes volume, published by local treasure Heyday Books, he classifies fifty notable San Francisco buildings and spaces under the sobriquets of Towers, Connection, Clues and Waterfront. This builds on Volume 1’s Icons, Styles and Masters, Landscape, and Change (Cityscapes , San Francisco and Its […]
While in Paris, Landscape architect David McCullough pondered San Diego’s identity. He offers an opinion.