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How A Strange Cooking Show With Snoop Dogg And Martha Stewart Became A Surprise Tv Hit

Martha Stewart has had a lot of success with her catch phrase “It’s a good thing”. In reviewing Bailey Edward’s 2017 activities, events and accomplishments, my inner voice kept repeating this phrase which became not such a good thing. I needed a good thing to break the endless cycle. Therefore, I turned to Martha’s tv co-host, Snoop Dogg, ... More

Enhanced Sketch Up

By Chris Hainer

Visualization is an important part of architectural design. Few people are comfortable interpreting plans and elevations into buildings or rooms. Therefore, architects use three-dimensional perspectives to show massing, materiality, and other information in a quickly understandable format. Additionally, Bailey Edward uses ... More

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By Chris Hainer

My site visit maxim is “There can never be too many photos.” To explain, I like to tell the story of the missing boilers. On a site visit years ago, my coworker and I walked through a facility with a mechanical room that was probably half full with very large boilers. We took several pictures yet when I needed to know the ... More

Pretending To Teleconference

Article by Robin Whitehurst, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Ellen and I have often joked that we should write a sitcom for television based on our experiences over the last 25 years. Believe it or not the A/E industry can provide for very interesting subject material that ranges from the humorous to the poignant. As architects we find that to do our ... More

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Article by Damon Wilson, AIA

According to the AIA, “leadership training inspires designers to progressively advance into more complex leadership roles within our firms and communities.” After attending the AIA’s Leadership Institute in November, I began to reflect on the key messages and themes of the conference, as well as how to apply them ... More

Hand Tool Miro

Article by Ellen Bailey Dickson

I am channeling a little bit of Antiques Roadshow hoping that someone out there can tell me what this tool is and how it was used. Its unique shape reminds me of Joan Miro’s Chicago sculpture set in the plaza between the Brunswick Building and the Chicago Temple. Which came first, the tool or the sculpture? A ... More