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Vision Triangle || Clear Sight Triangle between two streets

-Driveways are 15’ on both sides to form the hypotenuse of the triangle de

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Watch Emma’s speech and take action

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Pure Happiness. (x)

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Please be entertained by this fish scaring this dog.


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21 Rules for a Successful Life in Architecture (+ An Extra one!) | Via

Get Started on Your Career Path

  • You can start earning IDP hours right after high school graduation.
  • If you haven’t already, sign up for IDP and get started on the path to licensure!

Don’t Get Caught Up in “Old Guard” Firms

  • The youth are the future.
  • Firms need to embrace the ideas, energy and enthusiasm of young people.
  • Be observant as to what the Millennials in the office are doing.
  • Make sure emerging professionals are valued in the firms you are interviewing with for full-time employment.

Networking = The Key to Advancement

  • Get to know everyone in the Architecture community and allied fields (all ages and experience levels).
  • Don’t underestimate the value of AIA membership and networking opportunities.

Don’t Get Upset by Clients that Think They Know Everything About Architecture

  • Be patient.
  • Educate and show multiple options (divergent thought processes) to open up thinking.
  • Be a professional.
  • Remember that you were educated as an ARCHITECT (not him/her).

Don’t Burn Bridges

  • The Architectural world is way too small.
  • Your actions and decisions will be remembered.

Look Out for #1

  • It is your career and yours alone.
  • Make sure you are getting the appropriate experience (IDP), opportunities and compensation.
  • If you aren’t, MOVE ON!!!

Voice Your Opinions

  • The best ideas are never incorporated into projects unless they are heard, presented, and defended.
  • Many processes in firms and details on projects can be improved if you simply point out a better solution to decision makers.
  • An improvement is always appreciated by principals and clients.

You Must Design Your Career and Position

  • All of us are Unique = Unique jobs/positions
  • Continually reflect on your experiences to determine what you really want to do.
  • Make career decisions to attain this position.

Differentiate Yourself

  • Develop your unique skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrate how they make you a better employee and contributor.
  • Potentially utilize these skills to go out on your own.

Don’t Confuse an Internship with Full-Time Employment

  • An internship introduces you to how a firm and projects work.
  • Full-time employment mandates responsibility for your work and productivity (deadlines).
  • Full-time employment = STRESS!!!

Technology Will Lead the Way

  • You must stay at the forefront of technology.
  • Volunteer to learn new software and lead firm implementation.
  • Learn BIM (Revit) and become proficient while in school.

Sustainability is Your Calling and Opportunity

  • If you endeavor to learn a lot about sustainability while in school, you will be able to share your knowledge with current practitioners and become peers.
  • Take the sustainability lead within your firm.
  • Become a LEED Green Associate while in school.

You Need to be a Champion of Sustainability Built Environments

  • You must educate EVERYONE about sustainability.
  • Future clients will be the result.

Build Community

  • Only 2% can afford the services of an Architect.
  • What are you doing to help the other 98%?
  • Get involved in your community.

Save the Profession

  • Architects aren’t compensated fairly because the general public doesn’t value (or know) what we do.
  • Teach-Share-Show-Demonstrate to others how we improve the world.

Education Doesn’t End in School

  • You must continually learn to stay at the forefront of materials, systems and technology.
  • Don’t let the world pass you by.


  • Help teach the next generation.
  • A two-way street (look up, look back).
  • You will learn something in the process, and be reminded why you joined this profession.

Never Get Grumpy

  • Continually be inspired by the next generation and harness their optimism and energy.
  • Be a positive and optimistic employee.

Fix Something

  • The world is full of problems.
  • Choose one or two things, and fix them.

Complete the Task

  • You set out to become an Architect… so take the A.R.E. and become one.
  • Keep your eyes on the prize!!!

Final Thought

  • You set out to become an Architect… so take the A.R.E. and become one.
  • Keep your eyes on the prize!!!

+ And Have Fun!


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Apparently, 2014 is the year of adventure. Many got engaged/married (seriously guys, what’s with the rush? 😂), some move to a whole new city, graduated, some land a new job, gave birth (!!! - Welcome to adulthood), and going places. So happy to be surrounded by good news. I wish you all the greatest adventure you can encounter. Enjoy 😊 – Read on Path.


(9 Cities That Are Hacking Their Urban Waterfronts)


What does a good city look like? It is as simple as smiles on people’s faces?

In our latest post we ask: should cities be designed to make us happy?


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Postcards For Ants, Lorraine Loots


Shut up

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puppies are touchable happiness 

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Tietgen Dormitory

By Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

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21st century courtyard building. 


i’m that kind of person who between two choices always pick the wrong one

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