Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

10 years ago

01Oct12

Where has the time gone? Almost ten years ago, my essay “Where Are the Architects That Look Like Me?” was published. At that time there were only 143 licensed African American women architects. I didn’t think it was a ground breaking essay and I am sure many other women had said the same words. That […]


Last week in a Richmond newspaper, Style Weekly, an article was written about developers building apartments with no windows. I was shocked as I was reading that this is now becoming practice in the city. When the number of units in a building that is needed to make the pro forma pencil is more than […]


Last week in a Richmond newspaper, Style Weekly, an article was written about developers building apartments with no windows. I was shocked as I was reading that this is now becoming practice in the city. When the number of units in a building that is needed to make the pro forma pencil is more than […]


Earlier this month, I had the honor of attending the Design Futures Sustainability Leadership Summit. A gathering of industry leaders with presentations and discussions on the future of the sustainability movement for architects and construction industry. The presentations ranged from very technical to very personal. It’s always hard to come back from a conference and […]


Earlier this month, I had the honor of attending the Design Futures Sustainability Leadership Summit. A gathering of industry leaders with presentations and discussions on the future of the sustainability movement for architects and construction industry. The presentations ranged from very technical to very personal. It’s always hard to come back from a conference and […]


NCARB stats

21Aug12

In July NCARB* released a new publication, NCARB By The Numbers, which “offers an inside look at the data behind the architectural profession.” For anyone interested in the state of the profession, it provides insight on who is getting licensed, why people get licensed, and how long it is taking them to complete the process […]


Photo by thefixer Salon.com recently wrote about the “meltdown” of the architecture profession. This article is a the latest in a series of articles that basically saying how hard it is to make a living in the professions. Yes movies portray it as glamorous, but that only becomes reality for a few. For most of […]


blaze a trail

24Oct11

The following is a piece of a thread of Twitter chat I participated in a month ago. @skibison: @NOMArchitects A2: Do you still really need to blaze ure own path? Have there not been enough examples to follow? #NOMAchat August 31, 2011, 12:43 am @MelissaRDaniel: I wish I was tough like the pioneer women b4 […]


I mentioned in my last post that our new neighborhood library was opening at the end of July. Going from a small 2,00 square foot facility to a brand new 10,000 square foot building. I was there yesterday for the fifth(?) time since it opened. The change in atmosphere is amazing. Our old library was […]


I mentioned in my last post that our new neighborhood library was opening at the end of July. Going from a small 2,00 square foot facility to a brand new 10,000 square foot building. I was there yesterday for the fifth(?) time since it opened. The change in atmosphere is amazing. Our old library was […]