The Agrarian Pantheon

Why am I an architect? I already told the story of how I became an architect in the last #Architalks post. Therefore, here is the story of how my twin brother also became a (baby) architect.  I was born. Jeffery, always following in my footsteps, was born 20 minutes later. I made friends my age. … continue reading →

The Architecture of Change: R/UDAT

“Change is inevitable. Growth is Optional.” I don’t know who said the above quote, but they obviously don’t live in Bozeman, Montana. Where growth is inevitable, and change is not wanted. My wife and I recently attended a local neighborhood workshop that brought in a team of architects from the R/UDAT program to envision the … continue reading →

What Style Do You Build In?

Upon graduating from architecture school I was often asked, “What style do you build in?” Sure, there are hundreds of different architectural styles – but this question always left me a stunned. At the time I would’ve probably said Progressive. Because out of school you are tapped into the zeitgeist of digital fabrication, 3D-printing, and … continue reading →

Lost Utopias: Photographs by Jade Doskow

Nobody has ever done a compendium on the architectural vestiges of past World’s Fairs until Jade Doskow. I don’t know if this prior statement in true or not, but it is still a fantastic topic. World’s Fairs were global icons of architectural, scientific, and technological achievements. The Crystal Palace, The Eiffel Tower, The Space Needle, … continue reading →

2016 Architectural News – Year In Review

Unlike the rest of the internet, this post is 4 weeks late. But 2016 was a BIG year. Like 1980’s gold hoop earrings big. But hoop earrings and neon graphics on Bjarke Ingels Group’s website weren’t the only things similar to the 1980’s. The United Kingdom and the United States both voted to send their … continue reading →

(2016) Holiday Gift Guide for Architects

Most architects appreciate the thoughtfulness of well-crafted items; hence, they are nitpicky and can be extremely frustrating to shop for. Peering through their non-prescription black spectacles they constantly critique inferior design. However, all architects are relatively easy to shop for if you follow these 4 confined parameters. 1: Architects love books. 2: Architects love well-designed … continue reading →

The Wheel Has Fallen Off the Banking Industries’ Marbled Currency

The stagecoach symbolizes Wells Fargo’s humble beginnings and small town appeal. And to fully embody this idyllic image – they will place the stagecoach inside their marbled 2-story lobby and wax it every month. If you’ve watched the news lately, or left your basement lair, there have been several divisive conversations happening in this country. … continue reading →

Back to the Cartography Board

#ArchiTalks is a monthly series where 50 wanna-be bloggers, and Bob Borson, all write on the same topic on the same day. I always get excited for the next month’s topic, as each topic becomes an invigorating creativity problem. I consistently want to relate the topic to the benefits of architecture or design, and I … continue reading →

An Architect: The Farmer’s Poet

I was raised on a farm just as my father and grandfather were before me. Except, my father, probably, knew around age 5 that I was never going to grow up and take over the family business. The bane of my childhood was the dusty, cluttered, and dreaded “shop.” The shop was the daily site … continue reading →