The Long and Winding Road

The Long and Winding Road 17 women, out of 84 students, graduated from the School of Architecture at The Ohio State University in 1987. I was one of them. I had commuted from the far east side of Columbus, where I lived at home with my working mom. I had accrued over $250 in parking…

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Favorite Place – #Architalks 8

  Welcome to the 8th Edition of #Architalks. This week’s topic is “Favorite Place,” via Marica McKeel (on behalf of Bob Borson who is currently focused on the annual Playhouse competition in Dallas).  To read the rest of the posts from other architects, please scroll to the bottom of the blog post after you’ve read my take.  Thanks! So,…

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Crafting A Twitter Sabbatical

“Potential unexpressed turns to pain.”- Robin Sharma Time moves at warp speed on Twitter. So it’s easy to forget all the valuable nuggets you stumble upon while scrolling through your timeline. For example, I had shared the above quote and a link to its root article almost a year ago on April 11, 2014 and had forgotten all about it until a…

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Who Was Julia Morgan?

May West, Madame Curie, and Coco Channel. What do they have in common?  Notoriety: we remember their names and what they did.  In contrast, we might struggle to name a single female architect from that time period. Though there are many coffee table books filled with pictures and stories about her projects, ‘Julia Morgan remains a mystery to this day,’ noted one of the Special Collection’s librarians at Berkeley. As a…

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