Food for thoughtLife

I Killed It!

I Killed It! I would like to say I have a green thumb. Hell, I’d be happy to say I have a brown thumb. However, for some reason, me and plants just don’t get along. Which has been making me chuckle this summer as James and I have both been…
Waylon Tate
September 10, 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
podcast

The Big Gay Architect feat Alex Remington

What good is a newly renovated space without great photography to show it off? If you get a new kitchen and nobody's around to see it, did you really get a new kitchen? In this episode host, Larry Paschall is joined by Alex Remington to discuss home photography, becoming comfortable…
Big Gay Architect
July 2, 2019
Life

Missing Island

My kitchen island has gone missing. Not like actual missing. James and I aren’t frantically putting a picture of it on milk cartons. However, on any given day, just finding the top of the island can be a bit challenging. When we were designing our Kitchen, we were very conscious…
Big Gay Architect
June 25, 2019
podcast

Big Gay Architect Podcast

What good are plans for renovation when you don't have a home constructed yet? Well - that's a good question! As you'll come to find out, construction and renovation go hand in hand. On this week's episode, Stephan Sardone and Larry Paschall talk first-time industry experiences, construction, and the difference…
Big Gay Architect
June 24, 2019
podcast

Matthew Collins

Staging is an important part of the design process! What good is renovating a space if you can't have it decorated and shown off? On this week's episode, Larry Paschall and special guest Matthew Collins discuss fabulous showrooms, dealing with designers, and much much more on this episode of The…
Big Gay Architect
June 19, 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