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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
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
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