This title is a broad and a difficult question but it is one that creatives are forced to face every time they take on a new project. There is always excitement and fear when the canvas is blank and the fewer imposed constraints there are the more challenging it is. My colleague Donna Barry and I, both Design Directors in our respective Gensler offices, were invited to present and moderate a workshop that we entitled ‘Bring It’ at a recent regional firm conference. [Read more…] about Bring It! How to bring your best design to every project every time?
Thank you to the team at Architectural Concepts, Inc. (www.4designs.com): Plan submittal and corrections. Precious!
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 challenges. [Read more…] about San Diego Architectural Foundation’s Open House tour with Orlando
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. [Read more…] about Architecture: Patience, This Is Not the Tech Industry
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. [Read more…] about San Diego Design Event Calendar, June 18th, 2016-June 30th, 2016
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.
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. [Read more…] about Three lessons learned for up and coming architects
The City of San Diego at 1.3 million and counting according to 2014 data, and notably the 8th largest city in the country, is unique at best and honestly still a small town. Planners, politicians and policy makers to name just a few, are in constant pursuit of definition for this city and our region. Ironically, this pursuit has been going on for the past 100 years with the first Panama-California Exposition in 1915. [Read more…] about What is San Diego’s identity?
October 18th- 31st, 2014 , San Diego Architectural Foundation presents, Archtoberfest
October 19th, 2014, 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM, Save Our Heritage Organization Event, FaSoLa Singers
October 23rd, 2014, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM, Citizens Coordrinate for Century 3, Balboa Park Centennial Breakfast