rhubarbes:

Photoshop of the Lamborghini Veneno in white. (via Exotic Collective)
life-of-an-architecture-student:

21 Rules for a Successful Life in Architecture (+ An Extra one!) | Via
Get Started on Your Career Path
You can start earning IDP hours right after high school graduation.
If you haven’t already, sign up for IDP and get started on the path to licensure!
Don’t Get Caught Up in “Old Guard” Firms
The youth are the future.
Firms need to embrace the ideas, energy and enthusiasm of young people.
Be observant as to what the Millennials in the office are doing.
Make sure emerging professionals are valued in the firms you are interviewing with for full-time employment.
Networking = The Key to Advancement

Get to know everyone in the Architecture community and allied fields (all ages and experience levels).
Don’t underestimate the value of AIA membership and networking opportunities.
Don’t Get Upset by Clients that Think They Know Everything About Architecture

Be patient.
Educate and show multiple options (divergent thought processes) to open up thinking.
Be a professional.
Remember that you were educated as an ARCHITECT (not him/her).
Don’t Burn Bridges

The Architectural world is way too small.
Your actions and decisions will be remembered.
Look Out for #1

It is your career and yours alone.
Make sure you are getting the appropriate experience (IDP), opportunities and compensation.
If you aren’t, MOVE ON!!!
Voice Your Opinions

The best ideas are never incorporated into projects unless they are heard, presented, and defended.
Many processes in firms and details on projects can be improved if you simply point out a better solution to decision makers.
An improvement is always appreciated by principals and clients.
You Must Design Your Career and Position

All of us are Unique = Unique jobs/positions
Continually reflect on your experiences to determine what you really want to do.
Make career decisions to attain this position.
Differentiate Yourself

Develop your unique skills and abilities.
Demonstrate how they make you a better employee and contributor.
Potentially utilize these skills to go out on your own.
Don’t Confuse an Internship with Full-Time Employment

An internship introduces you to how a firm and projects work.
Full-time employment mandates responsibility for your work and productivity (deadlines).
Full-time employment = STRESS!!!
Technology Will Lead the Way

You must stay at the forefront of technology.
Volunteer to learn new software and lead firm implementation.
Learn BIM (Revit) and become proficient while in school.
Sustainability is Your Calling and Opportunity

If you endeavor to learn a lot about sustainability while in school, you will be able to share your knowledge with current practitioners and become peers.
Take the sustainability lead within your firm.
Become a LEED Green Associate while in school.
You Need to be a Champion of Sustainability Built Environments

You must educate EVERYONE about sustainability.
Future clients will be the result.
Build Community

Only 2% can afford the services of an Architect.
What are you doing to help the other 98%?
Get involved in your community.
Save the Profession

Architects aren’t compensated fairly because the general public doesn’t value (or know) what we do.
Teach-Share-Show-Demonstrate to others how we improve the world.
Education Doesn’t End in School

You must continually learn to stay at the forefront of materials, systems and technology.
Don’t let the world pass you by.
Mentor

Help teach the next generation.
A two-way street (look up, look back).
You will learn something in the process, and be reminded why you joined this profession.
Never Get Grumpy

Continually be inspired by the next generation and harness their optimism and energy.
Be a positive and optimistic employee.
Fix Something

The world is full of problems.
Choose one or two things, and fix them.
Complete the Task

You set out to become an Architect… so take the A.R.E. and become one.
Keep your eyes on the prize!!!
Final Thought

You set out to become an Architect… so take the A.R.E. and become one.
Keep your eyes on the prize!!!
+ And Have Fun!
-RP
fuckyeahcycling:

(via Voigt to debut custom bike & kit at Farewell tour | Trek Factory Racing)
henrrywinter:


entelecheia — in the philosophy of Aristotle, the condition of a thing whose essence is fully realized [x]

#OKAY BUT IF THIS IS AN ANGEL—IF THEIR HALOS ARE THE UNFLAWED AND FULLY REALIZED CIRCLE#THAT MEANS THAT IN FALLING—IN BECOMING DEMONIC#THE CIRCLE CRACKS#THE DEMON’S HORNS ARE THE VESTIGIAL HALO#A CONSTANT SYMBOL AND REMINDER OF THEIR FLAWED-NESS; THEIR INCOMPLETENESS#I’M!!!!! (notbecauseofvictories)
fuckyeahbrutalism:

MacMillan-Bloedel Building, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1968-69
(Erickson-Massey Architects)
blazepress:

Mind blown.

dogfang:

A horse walks into a bar. The bartender says “Why the long face?” The horse says “I’ve just realized I’m a metaphysical concept within a fictional narrative, and will cease to exist at the end of this sentence.”

blastedheath:

Maxfield Parrish (American, 1870-1966), Sheltering Oaks, 1956. Oil on board, 23 x 18½ in.
voguelivingmagazine:

A striking exhibition by the late photojournalist David Moore documenting the construction of Sydney Opera House has just opened as part of Sydney Architecture Festival.
Photograph by David Moore
e-stocado:

Conrad Jon Godly. Between Heaven and Earth, 2011-12, oil on canvas