Day 23 - Technology in Reverse

For most of the history of Architecture, a day in the life of an Architect was spent with pencils and paper.  The tools of the trade.  It was craft, just as much as laying bricks or carving wood.

Now we spend all day on computers.  Modern technology is wonderful, don't get me wrong, but I feel like something has been lost.  Drawings were once more than a way to dryly communicate design intentions.  On the contrary, there was a subtle sense of Love and Care that leaked out of the Architects hand and onto the paper.  It's something I need more of, and if you've never tried it I strongly encourage it. 

Day 22 - Codes and Ordinances

Everything you see in the built environment is the result of a decision making process that involves many people and many groups of people.  The rules that govern the use, shape and general character of a building are often set in place long before a new building is conceived of, and shaping these rules is a matter of local governance.  Codes and Ordinances are all around you, whether you see them or not.  You can be sure that nothing in Architecture, good, bad or ugly, is arbitrary. 

Day 16 : Paul Bielamowicz : Part Four

Paul Bielamowicz is an Associate Principal at Page/, the President Elect of the Texas Society of Architects, and a great guy all around.  He was generous enough to sit with me for this interview before I even knew what my goal was.  It was a great conversation and I'm happy that I get to share it with you.

We talked for a while, so I've split this interview into four parts.  This is Part Four.  I hope you enjoy it.

http://pagethink.com/v/people-detail/Paul-Bielamowicz/cq/


 

Day 15 - With Paul Bielamowicz : Part Three

Paul Bielamowicz is an Associate Principal at Page/, the President Elect of the Texas Society of Architects, and a great guy all around.  He was generous enough to sit with me for this interview before I even knew what my goal was.  It was a great conversation and I'm happy that I get to share it with you.

We talked for a while, so I've split this interview into four parts.  This is Part Three.  I hope you enjoy it.

http://pagethink.com/v/people-detail/Paul-Bielamowicz/cq/

 

Day 14 - With Paul Bielamowicz : Part 2

Paul Bielamowicz is an Associate Principal at Page/, the President Elect of the Texas Society of Architects, and a great guy all around.  He was generous enough to sit with me for this interview before I even knew what my goal was.  It was a great conversation and I'm happy that I get to share it with you.

We talked for a while, so I've split this interview into four parts.  This is Part Two.  I hope you enjoy it.

http://pagethink.com/v/people-detail/Paul-Bielamowicz/cq/

 

Day 13 - With Paul Bielamowicz : Part 1

Paul Bielamowicz is an Associate Principal at Page/, the President Elect of the Texas Society of Architects, and a great guy all around.  He was generous enough to sit with me for this interview before I even knew what my goal was.  It was a great conversation and I'm happy that I get to share it with you.

We talked for a while, so I've split this interview into four parts.  This is Part One.  I hope you enjoy it.

http://pagethink.com/v/people-detail/Paul-Bielamowicz/cq/

 

Day 11 - Healthy Living

By the modern definition, Architects are tasked with protecting the Health, Safety and Welfare of the Public.  Today we take quick look at Health, and what that entails.  As we all learn more about what is healthy for our bodies, it stands to reason that we would also learn about what makes a healthy environment for our bodies to move around in. 

 

http://www.aia.org/education/ces/AIAB089080

http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB104444

http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB103676

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/public-health-architecture-impact-wellbeing

http://www.nyc.gov/html/ddc/html/design/active_design.shtml

 

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