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ARE 5.0 PcM Practice Management – Favorite Resources

ARE 5.0 PcM Practice Management – Favorite Resources

After years of setbacks and some (ok, a lot of) procrastination, I scheduled the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) 5.0 Practice Management (PcM) exam for early November. As the test date came near, I increased my efforts to balance work, study, and home life. I took […]

What are Office Standards and Why do I Need Them?

What are Office Standards and Why do I Need Them?

Over the years I have been working on creating and massaging office standards that not only help to maintain consistency within the office but are also something that team members are willing to use.  I will say that the biggest challenge has been on the […]

5 Useful Things You Need to Know About G Suite

5 Useful Things You Need to Know About G Suite

For those looking for a nimble startup option or are just tired of glitchy software, G Suite offers services that are like Outlook, Skype and Dropbox combined.  Maintaining low overhead means a healthier bottom line and better pricing for customers/clients.  I believe that it is […]

wondARTful | Ep2: Speed Painting: City in the Clouds at Sunset

wondARTful | Ep2: Speed Painting: City in the Clouds at Sunset

I have recently been exploring representing the movement and feeling of both the ocean and clouds in my artwork.  In this video I captured the process of creating my recent work “City in the Clouds at Sunset.”  While painting this piece I was playing with […]

wondARTful | Ep1: Painting Tutorial: Pink/Gold Fluid Pour

wondARTful | Ep1: Painting Tutorial: Pink/Gold Fluid Pour

This is my first time recording the process of creating my artwork. So I hope you like it. Positive criticism is appreciated. Thank you for viewing. The actual time spent painting was about an hour not including drying time. I have significantly increased the playback […]

Sustainability and Art

Sustainability and Art

How can art be ‘green’? While most of us typically don’t think of paintings, crafts, and sculptures when we think about the environment, art can do a lot for the sustainable movement. The most important thing art can do to promote green design is to […]

Designer's Bookshelf: Cradle to Cradle

Designer's Bookshelf: Cradle to Cradle

A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE SUSTAINABLE GOALS OF THE BOOK CRADLE TO CRADLE Cradle to Cradle sets the stage for sustainable goals that would create significantly less waste.  Unfortunately, we live in a throw away society where many products have a cradle to grave lifecycle.

List your architecture or design site online for free.

List your architecture or design site online for free.

Here are some places that allow free website listings for architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and artists.  Many of these also have paid featured listings.  I will add more as I find them. DesignerListings.org USListings Creative and Design related websites (requires reciprical link and approval) InteriorTool.com Listing for […]

5 best reasons to ditch logo generator apps

5 best reasons to ditch logo generator apps

The availability of a vast array of websites and apps has automated a great number of tasks we use to have to delegate to others.  Need to dictate a letter, there are programs for that.  Want to design a flier to announce a new program, […]

Creating Sustainable Design and Architecture

Creating Sustainable Design and Architecture

What does it mean to be Sustainable? Responsible sustainable design requires a full understanding of the factors involved in creating environmentally friendly products, buildings, living, and work environments. It is not enough to use a few “green” products then call the product/building sustainable. True sustainability […]