Ep 155: Optimism
Life of an Architect
by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
3d ago
The vast majority of practicing architects view the time spent practicing their craft as a calling, but what happens when you don’t want to get out of bed? Today we discuss the role of "optimism" in architecture. The post Ep 155: Optimism first appeared on Life of an Architect ..read more
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Ep 154: Networking
Life of an Architect
by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
2w ago
Today we are tackling a topic that we have never covered before, not even a little. Imagine walking into a crowded room and not knowing who to talk to or what to say, a situation I have found myself uncomfortably in more times that my therapist can ignore. The ability to build meaningful relationships and strategic alliances is a critical part of the success of any business. Today, Andrew and I will discuss a topic that at least from my side of things, have zero training in but is nonetheless a part of my job description and responsibilities in the office. Time to have a frank conversation ab ..read more
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Ep 152: Starting a New Job
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by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
1M ago
When you are starting a new job, even you very first job, here are some tips that might make the transition a bit easier and potentially, more fruitful. The post Ep 152: Starting a New Job first appeared on Life of an Architect ..read more
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Ep 151: Starting a Business
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by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
2M ago
We are finally conceding to a request that’s been made a thousand times – do an episode on starting an architectural business – a topic that I have resisted for essentially 6 years, and I think I’ve finally broken. This is not as easy of a topic to discuss as you might think because there are a million different ways you could answer a question this broad. In an attempt to make this conversation of value, we are going to start at the beginning, and we are going to eat this whale one bit at a time. Welcome to EP 151: Starting a Business [Note: If you are reading this via email, click here  ..read more
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Ep 150: Drawing Stuff
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by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
2M ago
So here we are … Episode 150, and I am a little surprised that I made it this far into this Life of an Architect experiment, but due to the support and interest we have received over the last 6 years, we find ourselves as what I believe to be a fairly significant milestone. When it came time to pick today’s subject matter, there was really on one topic that was up for consideration … Welcome to EP 150: Drawing Stuff! [Note: If you are reading this via email, click here to access the on-site audio player] Today we are going to be talking about “drawing stuff”, and if you are wondering wha ..read more
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Ep 149: Moonlighting
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by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
3M ago
This will be the 5th time in 5,209 days that I have put my opinions about taking on extra work outside of your normal job and typically during ridiculous hours of the day and night. This practice has become to be known as “moonlighting” and depending on your age and where you are at in […] The post Ep 149: Moonlighting first appeared on Life of an Architect ..read more
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Ep 148: Meetings are a Waste of Time
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by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
3M ago
You check the time and realize that you have 4 minutes before your next meeting. Maybe it’s an internal meeting, maybe clients are coming in. Is it in person or online? Depending on how you answer those questions, time to start scrambling so that you are where you need to be and have the information […] The post Ep 148: Meetings are a Waste of Time first appeared on Life of an Architect ..read more
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AIA24 Conference on Architecture & Design
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by Bob Borson
3M ago
There are many reasons to attend the AIA24 Conference on Architecture & Design - camaraderie with fellow architects, a chance to reconnect with friends, recharge your creative batteries, and that I would like to meet you. The post AIA24 Conference on Architecture & Design first appeared on Life of an Architect ..read more
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Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect
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by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
4M ago
How good do you need to be at drawing if you want to become an architect? Or … How can I be an architect – I can’t draw? Is there an easy answer to these questions? Of course there is, but that doesn’t mean the getting is easy. The post Ep 147: Draw Like an Architect first appeared on Life of an Architect ..read more
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Ep 146: Ask the Show Spring 2024
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by Bob Borson, Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
4M ago
Tracking productivity, Bucket list vacation, Leadership styles, and Learning how to Draw Details ... We answer these questions and more today on Ep 146: Ask the Show Spring 2024 The post Ep 146: Ask the Show Spring 2024 first appeared on Life of an Architect ..read more
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