AIA Florida Southwest
Committed to service, excellence, and community.
Visionary. That is what I expect them to be. They must think ahead and again, and subsequently should have every tool possible so they can keep moving forward. It is important to explain the layers of the architectural thought processes around why decisions come to be. We must not shy away from unravelling, understanding and/or questioning complexities. There are reasons why some solutions work, and others never will.
...An architect’s methodologies around analysis and problem solving are a finely honed and comprehensive skill set. It is my contention that the architect’s skills are universally applicable to solving a variety of complexities within our society. I believe it is our role as architects to imagine and apply our problem-solving talents to more aspects of society and life.
...I enjoy listening to Podcasts, currently my favorite architectural podcasts are Archispeak, Life of an Architect, and Inside the Firm.
...As part of this effort, I love going into our local schools and introducing the kids to the profession, let them know it is an option. We need the next generation creativity and passion.
...From a CA perspective BIM, Navisworks and other clash detection programs are important today in assisting the Contractor and Architect in finding items to be addressed prior to finding it during construction.