Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vacation Busy

Prepping for a vacation didn't happen this time. The only exception was knowing we were stopping at Fallingwater. An unexpected surpise was while at my mom's house, she contacted a friend that lives in Lynn Hall, a contemporary or predecessor of Fallingwater, tucked away in Northwest PA. Two amazing buildings at the forefront of architecture in three days, both in Western PA. Nonetheless, working, drawing, meetings, family, fun, and more on this trip made it whiz by and not seem like a vacation at all. I enjoy the multi-faceted part of this vacation since I am not that good at doing "nothing."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

social media

Is there a way to blend social media, blogging, tweeting, and facebooking with architecture? Should there be screens on the homes showing who has checked in? A directory at the mall showing where your friends are shopping? A pavilion near the Eiffel Tower with digital graffiti showing the people that have been there in the last day or week or month? Is there a way to include technology in another fashion? Showing usage of a space? Thoughts continue...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring continues

There is no April Fool's this year. The phone continues to ring or emails continue to be read. Proposals that are sent to prospects are becoming active, not just gathering dust. I was concerned for a while that it was my pricing or approach, but more than likely it was the overall economy and reluctance of people to spend money and invest in their homes. Dormant projects have revived and are a nice bonus to keep me busy and continue to keep clients' satisfaction the number one priority.