“Your first architectural job is important.” I’m not talking about summer jobs or internships … those don’t really count because they have a known shelf-life associated with them. I’m talking about the first job a person takes once they’ve graduated from college – the job that signals the beginning of their professional career.
The Life of an Architect Podcast is going to hit the road and attend the 2019 AIA National Convention in Las Vegas. As an Architect, I have to say that I am not the biggest fan of Las Vegas. I am not a prude and the seemingly endless amount of vices available to visitors does not offend me - I just don't indulge in many of the things that make Las Vegas a fun place to visit.
However, it doesn't mean we aren't going to have a party.
Today we are talking about Architectural Bucket lists. Everyone knows what a bucket list is – things you want to do or achieve in your life. For an architect, this could be visiting Therme Vals in Switzerland by Peter Zumthor, or if this was prior to 1969, maybe it would be smoking cigars with Mies van der Rohe.
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Items that an architect would put on their Architectural Bucket list could cover a lot of ground, but that’s what we are going to be talking about today. Preparing for this show was actually agony for me because I tend to not identify with favorites. There is an ebb and flow to my interests and while I might really like something today, chances are better than good that I will replace this current object of my fascination with something else before too long.
Few people love putting together stair drawings, but I think you'll agree that some stairs are more fun to detail than others. Such is the case for the monumental stairwell we've been working on for our Oak Grove shared coworking space. The front of the building was previously a generic spec developer office building complete with ribbon windows and ground level parking deck under the building. From the very beginning, we knew that there were going to have to be some serious changes.