Misplaced civic pride leads to a lack of actual cycling infrastructure in Vancouver. Also, we confuse “good enough” for “superb urban planning decisions” to dangerous consequences.Read More
Here is The Secret: there is no secret.
In place of a dangerous and corrosive philosophy that prizes suspension of disbelief, allow me to offer you a more practical way to achieve success.
I like math, graphs, and saying things. Welcome to my annual report.Read More
We all know that in order to be a successful designer, you need to be in the Club of the Perpetually Busy, membership of which entails feeling smug about the painfully long hours you work doing essentially the same tedious busy-work everyone else is doing. It’s what creatives do. Or is it? What happens when we stop being busy and let ourselves be bored?Read More
Are architects and designers born with innate talent? Are you worried that you chose the wrong profession because you weren't born with 'it'? Do your instructors sigh and rub their eyes whenever you try to present your ideas to them? Have you failed a semester in architecture school?Read More
Should you take an unpaid internship? That all depends...Read More
Cementing our reputations as the Saviors of Humanity - the Landscape Architecture Edition.Read More
About to send off 500 mass applications to random firms all over Europe in the hopes that someone will offer you the position of your dreams (or at least a paid position)?
Stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and...Read More
A short contemplation on time, or in other words: "What the hell am I doing with my life?"Read More
Can downtown residential development (i.e., condos) happen in a sane, practical way that actually creates livable neighborhoods? Corktown Commons says YES. Also, a look at some of the signature waterfront urban parks in Toronto.Read More
In which Stephanie brings ruination, with a fury akin to hellfire, to the argument that Canada is 'too cold' to have walkable, livable neighborhoods.Read More
This weekend the sun poked its rays out from behind the never-ending grey clouds of spring and we went for a walk along the Don River. The river path, bordered on one side by the Don Valley Parkway (highway) and train tracks, isn't the most accessible or noise-free green zone in Toronto but I feel like with some attention it could be a great space.Read More
ear Potential Employers,
I am a recent graduate and I have a list of things you should be doing before I become the least bit interested in working for you. I know this sounds prissy, but I promise it's for our mutual benefit.Read More
A review of the final lecture in the Guggenheim Lab Architecture & Urbanism series, plus some witty commentary about stodgy Kreuzbergers and their unrelenting desire to create a relic of Berlin.Read More
Lesson: Most architects are whores and most architecture serves the powers of evil. How can we turn this around and still turn a profit?Read More
Bilbao effect - good, bad, or just ugly? A presentation and round-table discussion by Bruce Kuwabara & Thomas Auer at the Guggenheim Lab - a temporary lecture space set up in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood.
How to satisfy your boss(es) when they demand the impossible, which happens approximately every single day.Read More
Or, why is a non-German speaking architect working at an all-German landscape architecture firm in Berlin? Much pondering is needed...Read More