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Where Muppets Go To Die

Set an architect in front of the worst building, and for the most part, we can see the potential no matter how bad things look. Only twice in my career have I told a client their best option was to tear down and start over. I was reminded of this…
jwa
January 8, 2021
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Space Case

During a call this week, another architect was telling us how the company his son’s friend works for announced they would no longer have a physical office. Staff members that had been living in and around New York City would be free to work from anywhere. For this particular fellow,…
Clint Thomson
October 30, 2020
Food for thoughtLife

Binge Crazy

I think I’m done with Netflix. And Amazon, and Hulu, and anything with the word streaming. At least for a while. How do I know? I caught myself cruising the architecture section of the LEGO website. When the pandemic hit, we decided we’d sign up for Netflix. Partly to combat…
Clint Thomson
October 16, 2020
Food for thoughtLife

Boo!

October is here! And that means the Gay High Holy Day of Halloween is just around the corner. Although considering decorations started going up around here last month, Halloween may already be in full swing. We discovered not long after moving to our neighborhood that trick-or-treating wasn’t an event. Most…
Clint Thomson
October 2, 2020
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Staycation – All I Ever Wanted?

If nothing else, I hope this pandemic has been a learning experience for all of us. Learning how we handle stress. Or how to cook (or realizing that we already knew). Or how early is too early to start having wine. And this month has been no different for me,…
Clint Thomson
August 17, 2020
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Squirrel on a Hot Tin Roof

I am a fan of standing seam metal roofs. And for no other reason than aesthetics. When we renovated our house, that was one item I was more than willing to splurge on. Considering the decade in which the house was built and the exterior finish materials and colors, metal…
Clint Thomson
August 7, 2020
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Desk of an Architect

My office is a disaster! Okay. Maybe that’s a little dramatic. Or a lot. However, I was looking around the other day and wondering how I managed to cover every flat surface available in the last five months. Even after having moved in and then rearranging the space a couple…
Clint Thomson
May 29, 2020
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Hotel Perks (Quirks)

Hotel Perks Quirks I don’t think I travel a lot. I’m certainly not in the realm of those who travel every week for work. But every year I start adding things up and realize I’m moving around a lot more than I think. (As I type this I’m thinking “How…
Clint Thomson
September 20, 2019
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…
Clint Thomson
September 10, 2019