Where to begin?
Since my last post I worked with a local Miami firm, BEA, on a small mock-up model (1/4"). While there, I met one of the partners named Gus who graduated from Columbia in the 90's. It was a nice long chat about the nature of the profession and GSAPP back then and now, BIM, and his experiences in New York. The theme of our chat would reiterate the need for architects to learn the language of business, something that his own firm has had to learn along the way, and I suspect, most other firms do as well. Besides that talk, not much else was as memorable during my time there.
In other news, the design company my friend Adrian and I started (FOM) close to a year ago has a revamped website. No glitz and glamour, just something simple currently being hosted by the fine folks at cargocollective. Their platform was a breeze to use and would highly recommend it.
We also are working on a poster for FIU's SOA Fall Lecture Series. The collection on this site has been helpful in learning what mistakes to avoid and we hope to reveal it sometime soon.
I am also currently working on a competition with David De Cespedes and Emily Navarette sponsored by IAAC and HP. We've been recording our conversations during meetings to see if we can, post-submission, develop a way of presenting the process. It should be interesting and I'll keep you posted.
Other than that, I have my ticket ready for July 28. I move in August 4th and am ready to spend the next month before school starts in good company, exploring the city, its people, and of course its food.