Well, dear readers, the time has come for me to make my way on to new horizons. For the past three plus years I have shared my experiences, (mis)adventures, and general architectural tomfoolery with this blog and its faithful readership. It has been a great ride, and I realize as I write this that this is my 40th post for this blog! Sounds like a nice round number to go out on.
So I submit this, my last post for the AIA Colorado Emerging Professionals blog, with pride, humility, and thankfulness. I’m proud to have contributed to what I feel to be poignant discussions, I have been humbled by the skill and dedication of my fellow writers, and I am thankful for all of the opportunities that writing for this blog has brought me. During my tenure I have brought new life into this world (love you Clayton!), created deep and lasting friendships (Meg, let’s grab a beer!), and started a career with what I consider Denver’s most talented group of Architects in Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects. I have had a great time participating in this endeavor and will look back on this time fondly.
Of all the posts I’ve penned, here are a few of my personal favorites:
–Gray Hair – my first post, sort of like your first child I suppose
–We are analogue – I still think back to this experience when presenting to clients
-2,916 hours and counting – getting closer every day
–On materials – Exciting directions for architectural solutions
–You may be an Architect if… – stolen, but fun
–How to create a work of art – I still find this applicable, even if just laying out a drawing sheet
–The office “all-nighter” – what is your experience like? (you know you do this too)
–Clyfford Still Museum – allied works architecture – my personal favorite, and the blog’s third most read post!
–A talk with EB Min, AIA – I’ve been lucky enough to interview a number of top Architects through this effort, and EB was simply a pleasure to spend some time with
–A beautiful start – a recounting of one of the most impressive design charrette’s I’ve ever been involved with
I would love to continue writing about the crazy things going on in my life, but between an exciting career, side projects that keep me working until about 1 am every day, a new home, a loving wife, and a growing boy, I’ve decided that it is time to pass the torch on to the next generation of writers. So if you like to put pen to paper and have something to say, now’s your chance! Join one of the nation’s only voices for Emerging Professionals in Architecture, the AIA Colorado EP Blog! If you can get out of it half of what I have you will be better off for it.
So thanks for all the good times and great memories, and as they say on the Bayou…well, you read the title.