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Zoom Zoom

That was weird. I had my first new client meeting via Zoom this week. Or potential client meeting. First meeting. Whatever. But it was weird. I have been architecting long enough to have plenty of first meeting experiences. Some where you know right off the bat it’s a mistake. And…
Waylon Tate
April 27, 2020
architectureLife

Danger, Will Robinson!

Architects always design. I don’t care where they are or what they are doing, the wheels keep turning. At the lake – where’s a good place for a house and how best to orient the rooms? At a friend’s home – you know the kitchen would work better if… At…
Waylon Tate
April 20, 2020
architecturerenovation

Walk of Shame

One benefit of being pretty much stuck inside all day is that I find myself outside walking through the neighborhood. Which means I’m actually walking and not just pretending I walk. James has been doing the same and came home one afternoon to ask if I’d been down a street…
Waylon Tate
April 13, 2020
architectureLifeTravel

The Things You See Inside

By now, most of us are in week two or three of our shelter-in-place experience. Working from home for the first time. Having to home school kids. Wondering if day-drinking is considered a hobby. And while the weather here has been relatively crappy, there have been a few days nice…
Waylon Tate
April 3, 2020
architecturepodcast

Big Gay Architect, feat. Lindsey Carneal

Lindsey Carneal was born in Dallas, TX and has remained a Dallasite for all of her life. Lindsey’smaternal grandmother, affectionately known as Grand Mickey, was an avid art collector and fostered an appreciation of the arts for Lindsey at a young age. Mickey also inspired a lifelong love of travel.…
Waylon Tate
September 17, 2019
architectureFood for thoughtLife

When Inspiration Strikes

Does an architect’s brain ever shut off? I just spent three days at a conference in Denver, and I could probably draw you a fairly accurate layout of the spaces we used. Not that I want to. But as I was sitting there listening to speakers and even meeting with…
Waylon Tate
August 20, 2019
architecturebusinessLGBT

Is That Twenty One?

Is That Twenty-one in People Years? If you’re terrible with dates, social media will eventually remind you at some point that a friend/family member/spouse has an event/birthday/anniversary. If the combination is spouse/anniversary, you hope you’ve remembered beforehand. But nothing like a little panic shopping the day of. Consequently, thanks to…
Waylon Tate
July 29, 2019
architecture

Architects and Designers: Spot the Difference

Residential Architect or Residential Designer? A fellow Chamber member was surprised when I told her that Texas does not require an architectural seal for residential projects. (And I say that broadly, as I’m sure some jurisdictions might, depending on the type of project. I know Dallas would be fine if…
Waylon Tate
July 16, 2019
architecture

A19 Conference Experience

A’19 in Review There are two things I try to do every year as an architect, professional, and firm owner: 1) speak at an architecture conference; and 2) attend the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) annual conference. Since 2010, I’ve been a session presenter at conferences in the Midwest, South,…
Big Gay Architect
July 9, 2019
architecturebusinessLGBT

No One Said

I’ve been corresponding with an architecture student for the last few years following a chance meeting at the AIA conference in Orlando. He’s involved in a co-op program, so he’s been working off and on while pursuing his degree – well on his way to becoming an architect. Except his…
Big Gay Architect
June 11, 2019