Steven Faviano, September 27, 2021
Do you remember your first cell phone? Mine was a Motorola Razor: a simple flip phone that was state-of-the-art in 2006. As technology improved, it quickly became obsolete. It now sits in a junk drawer with a dozen other electronic devices that I have no use for, don’t know what to do with, and yet can’t seem to part from. Does that sound familiar?Continue Reading
Steven Faviano, September 17, 2021
Licensed Michigan architects are required to complete 24 hours of Continuing Education in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) subjects every 2 years.
Steven Faviano, September 8, 2021
Virginia-licensed architects are required to complete 16 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years.
Micène Fontaine, August 25, 2021
Why has a railing captivated the attention of thousands of people over the past couple of weeks? What does the picture evoke for you?Continue Reading
Cindy Grant, August 23, 2021
Licensed South Dakota architects are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education each biennial period.
Micène Fontaine, August 18, 2021
1976: I was about one year old when I first played with brightly colored wooden shapes. Chances are you were about the same age when you had a similar experience. I imagine I tried stacking these blocks on the back of the family pet or the shag rug before realizing that a stable surface works best - though far less fun to a toddler. There is a lot of learning embedded in this simple game. Lesson 1: Stacking works best on a stable foundation.Continue Reading
Micène Fontaine, August 12, 2021
Did you get a chance to think about it? In my last blog post, I left you with this question: What is the highest and best purpose of design? This is a question I was asked a few months ago. Many of us were asked to answer it. I'll share my answer in a moment, but more importantly, below is what stood out for me in Ian Rolston's answer:
"We are the gatekeepers of good, articulated in the environments we create. In the elements we place that tell stories to honour the past, acknowledge our present and celebrate the potential of tomorrow. We designers orchestrate interactions that enhance moments of connection and establish shared values that make life – that make living better. [...] We are problem solvers, storytellers and agents of change that can design the world as it should be." - Ian Rolston, NCIDQ, IDC, LEED GA, ARIDO, Lead Decanthropist, Decanthropy, Toronto
Micène Fontaine, July 22, 2021
What is the highest and best purpose of design? This is the question I was asked a few months ago when I was nominated to participate in CIDA's Future Vision project - more on that later, and no, my entry was not selected :-)Continue Reading
Cindy Grant, July 12, 2021
Registered Massachusetts architects are required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education every year. All 12 CE hours must qualify as Health, Safety & Welfare.
Micène Fontaine, July 8, 2021
In "Now What?", I highlighted the importance of meaning-making in the age of information and knowledge overload. What matters is connecting the dots. Or, as author Rohit Bhargava, puts it, "transforming noise into meaning." This is especially true in an increasingly complex world. Learning and education are (or at least should be) at their core about taking myriad tidbits of knowledge and re-organize them in a way that helps us highlight what matters, how it matters, and how it is all interconnected.Continue Reading