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Vacation Finds

It’s December, which means two things: One – Christmas is just around the corner. This year, my sisters voted to have James and I host the family Christmas Eve get-together. And no, we didn’t get a vote. Two – our annual trek to Key West is almost here. This year’s…
Waylon Tate
December 6, 2019
LGBT

Panic! Panic! Panic!

Panic! Panic! Panic! You do not call me when I’m in New Orleans. That’s been the cardinal rule since James and I started traveling there 20+ years ago. And in a city where breakfast is as likely to start with a mimosa or Bloody Mary as it is with coffee,…
Waylon Tate
October 1, 2019
Food for thoughtLGBTLife

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…
Waylon Tate
September 20, 2019
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
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
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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