Randy is a brand of architect obsessed by seemingly minuscule figures. He cites that less than one percent of Americans have either his surname or first name. It's that sense of reverence for the petite details that sets Randy's architectural gift apart from his peers; it also distinguishes his blog as among the best of its kind. The zebras of his blog's title make it clear that basic, workaday thoughts on architecture will be jettisoned in favor of idiosyncratic and deeply-thought insights.
Minority Report: What Drives Success in Architects?
It’s hard to become an architect. There’s education, training, taking the exam. Retaking the exam and licensure. Then, once you’ve become an architect, it’s hard to remain one. And there are so many forces that seem to work against you. The economy. Fickle clients. Work/life imbalance. The hours. Competition… I don’t need to spell them […]
5 Gifts Seasoned Architects Receive from Emerging Professionals (& vice versa)
There are so many things I have learned over the years from working alongside emerging professionals (EPs), it’s hard to know where to begin. Recognizing that it is artificial and arbitrary to clump any demographic into a group, generally speaking, EPs bring a lot more than energy and imagination to the table. Emerging professionals have […]
8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming An Architect
Dear Emerging Professional, I am so excited to be able to participate with you in the 2014 Emerging Professionals Summit in Albuquerque next week. If for some reason I am not able to attend, there are a few things I would want you know – a few things I learned along the way to becoming […]
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