Inspiration #22

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This week’s inspiration goes back to the kitchen. More specifically, to the kitchen backsplash. Because whether it’s for cleaning function or aesthetic flair, backsplashes prove their value time and time again. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This kitchen backsplash is so muted you can hardly tell it’s there. Paired with the minimal drawer fronts and open shelves, it’s the perfect touch to carry through the … Continue reading

Inspiration #21

Time to prepare your singing voice, it’s time to look at some fantastic showers for this week’s #ThisOldHouse inspiration. Open shower here, gorgeous marble there, we’re covering all the squeaky clean bases. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This open shower is on a raised platform [check], separated by glass [check], drains from a trough [check], and is floor to ceiling marble [check, check, check]. … Continue reading

AIA Mississippi Presentation Recap

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New Orleans! I’m coming for you. Can’t wait to join @aia_ms in July to talk with #emergingprofessionals about how to turn up the heat on mentorship, career pathing, and getting licensed! Come join me for chats, tips, sketches, and tours. And you might be one of the lucky 4 to win a pencil from @fiftythree or an #AREsketches book! A photo posted by Lora Teagarden (@l2designllc) on Jun 28, 2016 at 1:18pm PDT A couple months ago, I was invited to speak at the AIA Mississippi convention about topics important to emerging professionals. A mentor had been asking for advice … Continue reading

Inspiration #20

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This week’s inspiration stays in the kitchen. Perhaps because I’m battling a cold right now that has me wanting everything clean, but these simple, white kitchens are really speaking to me this week. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This white kitchen is the perfect mix of old and new. I love the worn look of the floor with the clean, white tile and the … Continue reading

Seasons of summer

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ArchiTalks went on a short hiatus, but isn’t that what summer is about? Just to tie up this return in a neat little bow, we’ve decided to talk about summer and what that means to us. Note: This is the twentieth post in a group series called #ArchiTalks in which Bob Borson of Life of an Architect gives a group of us architects a theme or a set of questions and we all have to post our response… this month’s theme: “Summer”.   I remember those summer days when the sun sparkled like a million brilliant ideas…of stories just waiting … Continue reading

Inspiration #19

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This week’s inspiration shifts focus back to the kitchen. I started both a Blue Apron and a Plated subscription this summer (I cancel whichever meal set looks less tasty for the week) and have really enjoyed taking time to cook healthy foods, but it has me dreaming about bright kitchens and a better kitchen counter…or even counters plural! This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. … Continue reading

Inspiration #18

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This week’s inspiration is a bit of everything in the bathroom as my brain flits from thought to thought while I’m juggling a lot of things at work and #ThisOldHouse. But…they’re all pretty great! So let’s jump into these overall layouts and vanity details. This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you want to see them curated on my pinterest (sometimes before they even hit the blog), go here. This bathroom remodel is in a funky modern renovation in Brooklyn, but reminds me … Continue reading

2016 Goals Update

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If you remember back to January – among all of the other many and important things you’ve done since then – I did a 2016 Goals post called “New Year, New Goals” as a part of #ArchiTalks. I set four goals for myself which you can read more about in the original blog, but in short, they were: Publish the (first) #AREsketches book, continue to learn and share, #ThisOldHouse improvements, and me time. While most of them are broad and vague, it seemed worthwhile to do a check-in on how progress towards the goals is going. After all, we’re already … Continue reading

Inspiration #17

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And we’re back! We’re now in the full swings of summer and I made it through the other side of a project deadline. The summer heat has me constantly thinking about the master bathroom design in #ThisOldHouse. Particularly, the detail at the shower alcove to hold soaps and other shower necessities without it appearing to be an afterthought. Open shelf or recessed shower alcove? One shelf or many? Time to look at some inspiration images! This is the latest in a weekly post of residential architecture inspiration. If you want to see past weeks, you can go here. If you … Continue reading

Am I too old to be an architect?

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I got this question via email the other day: Am I too old to be an architect? It weighed heavy on me, for a variety of reasons. First, I’m newly licensed myself – do I have the authority to send someone down a new career path? We’re crawling out of a recession, but I have no idea where we’ll be in 6 years when this person is done with school. What if life is hard? How do I know if they’ll have the skills to succeed? If they’ll enjoy it? And then I realized, I just needed to speak from … Continue reading