ArchiTalks: “Back To School”

By on August 30, 2016. Posted in , , .

It has been a long time since I’ve had to think about starting a new school year… but we are actually feeling that “Back To School” vibe here in the office this year so this month’s ArchiTalks theme is a fun one to explore.

Today’s post is part of the ArchiTalks series in which Bob Borson of Life of an Architect selects a theme, and a bunch of us architects who also write a blog post on the same day at the same time… This month our theme is Back To School:

End of Summer = “Back To School”

August has been a quiet month and I realize its mainly because most of our clients are in the end of summer mode – getting the last of vacations in, picking up kids from camp, shopping for bookbags and school supplies – and far less worried about touching base with their architect! …which has given us time to focus on ourselves for a nice change of pace.

"Back To School" for architects -

Watercoloring “class” at our latest off-site retreat

 

StudioMM Off-Site from Studio MM on Vimeo.

 

But as Summer comes to a close with Labor Day right around the corner, we too are prepping for a busy “start of the school year.” September is a time when things seem to get back to “normal”… parents and kids get back on schedule, businesses get back to work, and life is back in full swing – future house plans included. We are gearing up for a fun-filled fall!

Lake Wylie House - Under Construction

Lake Wylie House – finishes and details coming together!

We have 3 projects currently under construction which will be completed in the next 3 months, and we’re very excited to be getting into the Schematic Design Phase on 2 new houses in the Hudson Valley. (Until construction begins, the SD phase is definitely my favorite part of the process.) In addition, we’re hoping to start construction on the Hyde Park House (Tampa, FL) and Cubed (Hudson Valley) before the end of the year.

Design is in the Details - Interior Design + Finishes - TinkerBox

TinkerBox – Design details, finishes and materials..

Looking like this “school year” is going to be a lot of fun! Wishing everyone a Happy “Back To School”!

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Read what “Back To School” means to our ArchiTalks friends in the links below:

 

Sharon George – Architecture By George (@sharonraigeorge)
What’s better than architecture after school?

Cormac Phalen – Cormac Phalen (@archy_type)
Back to School Again

Brian Paletz – The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
Back to School

Michael LaValley – Evolving Architect (@archivalley)
#ArchiTalks / 15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Architectural Education

Eric Wittman – intern[life] (@rico_w)
getting [schooled] again

Enoch Sears – Business of Architecture (@businessofarch)
Back to school!

Bob Borson – Life of An Architect (@bobborson)
http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/i-wish-i-were-going-back-to-school/

Matthew Stanfield – FiELD9: architecture (@FiELD9arch)
Designing Back to School

Jeff Echols – Architect Of The Internet (@Jeff_Echols)
What Have We Learned? It’s Back To School For #ArchiTalks 21

Lee Calisti, AIA – Think Architect (@LeeCalisti)
good to go back to school

Mark R. LePage – EntreArchitect (@EntreArchitect)
Back to School: Marketing for Architects

Lora Teagarden – L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
4 Tips As You Go Back To School

Michele Grace Hottel – Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)
#architalks 21 “back to school”

Michael Riscica – Young Architect (@YoungArchitxPDX)
Let’s Get Back To (Architect) School …or Work.

brady ernst – Soapbox Architect (@bradyernstAIA)
Back to the Cartography Board

Jarod Hall – di’velept (@divelept)
Back to {Architecture} School

Kyu Young Kim – Palo Alto Design Studio (@sokokyu)
Back to School: Seoul Studio

Keith Palma – Architect’s Trace (@cogitatedesign)
bettermenTen

Jared W. Smith – Architect OWL (@ArchitectOWL)
Back to School…

Adam Denais – Defragging Architecture (@DefragArch)
[ArchiTalks #21] 10 Things Architecture Students Say Going Back to School

Jim Mehaffey – Yeoman Architect (@jamesmehaffey)
Back to School? It Doesn’t Stop there for Architects.

Tim Ung – Journey of an Architect (@timothy_ung)
10 Things I wish I knew about Architecture School

8 Comments

  1. Marica – LOVE the water coloring class idea for your offsite. Always good to see the building updates too, nice to hear that fall will be fun. 🙂 hope you’re doing well!

    -Taylor

    • Thanks very much Taylor! John in our office does amazing watercolors so I asked him if he’d teach us… I have a lot to learn but we certainly had a lot of fun! 🙂

    • Thanks Lora! To be honest I hadn’t thought about it that way until this ArchiTalks theme came up… but it is a good way to look at it. Definitely ties into the ebbs and flows of our clients time as well!

  2. Really enjoyed the video Marica. I liked the way you approached the topic. Clients and people in general are gearing up for Fall already. The off-site retreats look amazing! Good luck with your Schematic Designs as well!

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