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“Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last”–Chinese Proverb

Posted in Archiabsurd with tags , , , , , , , on 21/09/2009 by Archiminister

It is so annoying when I hear people—in the profession—speak of Architecture in the following terms, trying to explain away the issues related to the profession that are, typically, self-induced.  Many of these issues are right there in front of  them, yet, they are somehow just out of grasp.


 “I just do not understand why other professionals do not have to deal with some of these issues?”

They sometimes make statements, such as:

1. “It is a profession, but it is not like Law or Medicine..Not as high paying…not for all the school required.”

You are correct, it is not  like Law or Medicine, BECAUSE, Lawyers and Doctors have standards that they set, Continue reading


“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” — St. Augustine

Posted in Archiabsurd with tags , , , , , , on 28/05/2009 by Archiminister



We are in the deepest recession since The Great Depression. We are all aware that some employers are using this to their advantage by trying to obtain labor for far-below the previous market value–which will be another discussion for another day–but now, according to recent and stomach-turning reports that I have heard from a former colleauge, regarding: A couple of local employers that are actually calling prospective employees and asking them not-so-much about their Architectural prowess but about their religious preferences! Continue reading