Process, Projects and Residential Architecture

By on January 8, 2015. Posted in , .

I have a secret to tell… I actually really enjoy writing these blog posts each week.

Ok, there may be some weeks when I have a hard time thinking of something to say that you might enjoy reading, but mostly I love what I do and I love to talk about it.

Architecture design process

Over the holidays a friend took me aside at a party saying, “I hate to ask you to talk business but…” She and her husband are thinking about building a new home, they are looking for an architect and she had some questions. We chatted for a few minutes about what kind of architect they were looking for and some things they should think about. I suggested a few local architects I know in her area and told her to please feel free to ask me any more questions they had about the process.

At the beginning of 2014, I wrote a short series of posts about Working with an Architect for just this reason. It was a big hit not only with architects – actually just heard from an architect friend this week that he sent a potential client to my site to read those posts (the best compliment ever!) – but also with non-architects wondering how the process works. That series has been a focal point around many architecture conversations.

The scenario at the holiday party happens quite often and I usually think to myself, “Why be sorry? Don’t all architects love to talk about architecture all of the time?!”

archtober 31 architecture of the day

So this post is a thank you to all of you who read my blog… I didn’t love the idea of blogging when I started, but I now understand the value in putting yourself out there so that you can gain your clients’ and your readers’ trust. I enjoy the conversations. and I look forward to writing a lot more about process, projects and residential architecture in 2015!




  1. I certainly love to talk about architecture all the time and I’m happy to chat with people about their projects and make recommendations…within reason of course!

  2. Marcia I enjoy reading your blogs and seeing the projects you put up here. Thanks for inspiring us all. Happy New Year.

  3. Your blogging pleasure shines through, Marica!
    Your posts are informative, but warm and engaging as well.
    I’m inspired by your writing and consider you a natural at “architectural storytelling.” Keep up the great work!


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