Work / Life

Readers: This is my entry in the ArchiTalks blogging event for September (ArchiTalks #12) in which a group of architects address the topic of “Work/Life”. Links to the other posts are provided below.   Honestly, the achievement of a healthy work/life balance has …

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Design & Construction Storyboard – Act One

One of the free resources featured on the Thousand Story Studio website is the Design & Construction Storyboard. In a previous post I took a moment to explain the “why” behind the Design & Construction Storyboard. Feel free to back up …

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LEGO Tower Demolition

I’ve been known to warn parents that LEGO® is the gateway toy to a career in Architecture. So, with that said – you’ve been warned – don’t let the little ones see this! Now, if there’s one thing better than building a …

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Design & Construction Storyboard – Introduction

One of the free resources featured on the Thousand Story Studio website is the Design & Construction Storyboard. I want to examine this document in some depth so readers here will get the most out of it when considering an upcoming …

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Fun with Stock Photos

If you blog for business or pleasure you’ve probably struggled with getting great images that aren’t encumbered by cost or copyright. The cheap, legal solution is to use free stock photo images – there are plenty out there – but …

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Feedback: What Would You Like to See?

A key to great storytelling – and to engaging blog writing – is knowing your audience. I believe I know the types of people who visit this website and read these blog posts, but let me ask – what would …

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A Day in the Life of an Architect

This is my entry in the ArchiTalks blogging event for December – in which we architects record a typical day in our professional lives. Links to the other posts are provided below. My firm (Thousand Story Studio, LLC) is young in architectural …

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Interior Transformation

The short presentation below comes from panoramic videos I shot during construction site visits earlier in the year. The outparcel space had been the original Pet Hospital veterinary clinic in Madison, AL. When they moved down County Line Road to their new facility …

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Building Projects can be Tricky

Halloween is filled with campy, silly traditions that appeal to people’s sense of fright. All in good fun, right? Well, psychologists tell us something that our own experience already confirms – many fears are based in the unknown and unexpected. …

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