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3 More Things I Love About My Work

3 More Things I Love About My Work

It’s February … the time of year when a person’s thoughts turn toward those who mean the most to them … people to whom they have given of themselves in great measure. Outside of my family, the focus of my thoughts is the people I…
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What's in a Residence Hall?

What’s in a Residence Hall?

A friend recently sent me an article – well, actually a paper written for a Florida State University class – that analyzed the success of three FSU residence halls.  Entitled “LIFE IN A BOX: The Psychological Effects of Dormitory Architecture and Layout on Residents” (Blakely…
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Finishing Well Part 2

Finishing Well Part 2

In my last newsletter, I outlined a few metrics by which a design professional measures “finishing well” … a successful conclusion to a significant amount of communication, inspiration, and perspiration.  It was an objective view based upon the primary aspects of an architect’s services. There…
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The Beauty Around Us

The Beauty Around Us

Many thanks to my readers for your grace and leniency regarding this newsletter’s absence in May.  Between back-to-back vacation and conference, I was only “working” about 2 weeks during May!  That’s the longest I’ve been away from work since beginning my career after college! The…
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Grateful for Much!

Grateful for Much!

Rather than focus on an aspect of design or construction this month, I’d like to offer a comment or two on a topic that is meaningful to me … gratitude! Gratitude is very much a part of “who I am”, and expressions of gratitude are…
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Giving Thanks for Service and Sacrifice

Giving Thanks for Service and Sacrifice

Three events this month give rise to the topic of this newsletter.  Two of them happen every year, and are the highlight of the year for many individuals.  The third event is a “grand opening” of sorts and is unique to this year! Veterans Day…
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