I’ve written up a “year in review” since starting my own company in 2012. This document helps me keep track of what I did (or did not) get done the past year and, more importantly, what I plan to do next year. I’ve always written this for myself, but this year I’m making my year-end […]
I recently wrote an article for ARCHITECT magazine highlighting five building performance apps for designers and architects. While this type of software has long been accessible only to engineers and specialist consultants, these new apps bring the power of energy simulation right to your design software. Click here to read the article.
I previously wrote about my love of sketchbooks here on ArchSmarter. That post drew a lot of comments from like minded designers with recommendations for their favorite sketchbooks. I went on to purchase most of these sketchbooks for the sake of <ahem> research. Yes, I have a sketchbook problem. Rather than let all this research go to waste, I put […]
It’s summer here in New England so naturally, I’m thinking about road trips. Maybe it’s because I live in the US but I love a good road trip. There’s nothing more promising than a sunny day, a full tank of gas (or full charge, for you electric car drivers) and a map book in the passenger seat. In […]
“What do you want, Brick.” “I like an arch.” “An arch? That’s it? Think bigger, Brick. Don’t you want to be a node on a network? Don’t you want to take part in the IOT?” “The what???” “You’re kidding, right Brick? The Internet of Things. Listen, you’re not just a brick anymore. You’re a multi-modal, […]
As I’ve stated previously, I’m a big proponent for learning to code. Coding and programming helps you think logically, it increases your productivity and it is actually quite fun. But how do you get started? Which language should you learn? The answer depends on what you ultimately want do. Do you want to generate and […]
I write a lot about digital technology and automation here on ArchSmarter, but deep down inside, I have a soft spot for all things analog. I still build physical models. I carry a Moleskine notebook with me everywhere. I also recently bought a Crosley record player. I can listen to any kind of music I […]
I have a love/hate relationship with conferences. I enjoy the presentations and learning opportunities but I don’t always like the pressure to network. I’m an introvert by nature so I tend to shy away from large gatherings. Plus, technology conferences can sometimes be a snore. Too much tech and not enough story. That said, […]