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Who on Archinect would you have a coffee with?

OneLostArchitect

So if you had to pick just one archinect member... who would you pick to sit down and have a coffee with? 

 
Dec 6, 18 8:42 pm
Non Sequitur

RickyB.

I need to know if he's just as entertaining in person as he is here.

Dec 6, 18 8:44 pm
RickB-Astoria

We can always Skype or similar service with video conferencing to save you the money on travel expenses but you have your favorite coffee. While I don't drink coffee, (never fancied the taste of coffee) but I do drink tea and hot chocolate or some other drinks.

I personally avoid international phone calling. If you ever decide to stop by in Astoria, maybe we can meet and chat.

citizen

^ Hard to get... I like it.

archanonymous

Donna, of course. Or Paul... Back to the original.

Dec 6, 18 11:45 pm
tintt

Anyone who can pass a background check.

Dec 7, 18 12:41 am
randomised

Current member only?

Dec 7, 18 3:47 am
poop876

DC? haha

RickB-Astoria

Wait until he gets licensed as an architect.

randomised

I don't think DC is a coffee drinker, seems more the kale avocado smoothie type with a shot of wodka.

Patrik, so I could cut him down to size face-to-face. 

Dec 7, 18 10:19 am
gibbost

Liberty Bell or Steven Ward always had sage advice.  Always looked forward to their posts.  If they're not taking calls, then I'd buy the first round of drinks with Non.

Dec 7, 18 10:53 am
Non Sequitur

Hey, I'd grab the 2nd round. BTW, Liberty Bell is Donna.

gibbost

'BTW, Liberty Bell is Donna'. Mind blown. Makes so much sense, though. Thanks for the smile on a Friday morning.

OneLostArchitect

What happened to Steven Ward?

I'd sit down with b3ta ... my guess is that we'd agree more in person than we do online.

I wouldn't ever sit down with Ken Koense though. Can't stand that guy.

Dec 7, 18 11:48 am
Non Sequitur

wait a second there... something doesn't add up.

I'd rather work with Non than have coffee with him. That should be another thread topic ... name your Archinect dream team. 

Dec 7, 18 12:07 pm
Non Sequitur

what about beers? Guinness specifically.

randomised

I see an Archinect series here: Two Architects in an Uber drinking Guinness

I think I'd still rather work with you than drink with you. You should take that as a compliment. If you want to have a Guinness or two, I won't stop you as long as it doesn't affect your work.

Bench

Non we're still due for a guinness...

Non Sequitur

^Yes we are Bench. Any plans to head back north?

Bench

Planning to head back for the break, however timing's looking pretty unlikely at this point unfortunately... busy time of year

Non Sequitur

Busy, as expected, also... But I won't be leaving town so, you know how to reach me if you have any down time. 8-)

Bench

Sounds good, I have many thoughts to vent on the local sports team fiasco. Obviously.

citizen

Is Brad Pitt on Archinect?  'Cause, you know...

Dec 7, 18 2:06 pm

Donna Sink, but it would be bourbon not coffee.

But truly there are a lot of interesting folks on here but if we are having a popularity contest someone has to be the winner.

Over and OUT

Peter N

Dec 7, 18 2:27 pm
citizen

Okay, okay... Donna then.  Sheesh.  ;o]

Dec 7, 18 2:32 pm
randomised

OneLostArchitect, perfect timing :) https://archinect.com/news/art...

Dec 7, 18 3:05 pm
OneLostArchitect

Haha! Just saw that! Pretty cool!

quondam...

Chemex, for a number of reasons, old stuff, new stuff, and to confirm whether the last time we were together was indeed that very make-shift dinner party in my old house's kitchen Christmas Eve circa 15 years ago.

Dec 7, 18 4:42 pm
curtkram

i'd like to pound some whiskeys and watch miles cut down patrik.

Dec 7, 18 10:04 pm
OMG you guys are all so funny and smart and snarky and cool, how could I ever pick just one?!? I honestly think that most architects can get along with one another on a fairly primal level. Lots of disagreements to be had on the surface, yes, but down deep we all want and believe in the same things, AND we all agree that clients, while valuable and necessary, are often a huge pain in the ass.

In all seriousness I am ALWAYS down to meet another Archinecter at any time. But most people avoid Indianapolis.
Dec 7, 18 10:29 pm
Non Sequitur

Donna, that's like 1200km away...

OK wait. This doesn’t negate anything I said in the post above, but based on his/her comment on this thread alone I really want to sit down and have a drink with randomised. https://archinect.com/forum/thread/150099120/novicearchitect . OMG I can’t stop laughing.
Dec 7, 18 10:58 pm
randomised

Cheers!

sashankps

randomised

Dec 8, 18 9:40 am
randomised

What kind of boutonniere are you sporting? We have great coffeeshops over here, see you soon!

archinine
Donna
Quizzical
Greenlander
Batman
Dec 8, 18 1:07 pm
randomised

Difficult to choose, simply just for starting the Thread Central and Proust Questionnaire threads I'd buy a coffee for abracadabra, for introducing me to some great music through some of you I'd like to have a coffee with gruen for starting the What music are you listening to? thread, for the music posted in that thread I wouldn't mind sipping a cup with tintt and the infamous Chris T. in any of his incarnations. To hear the accent in person I'd see if Per Correll still exists, and introduce him to Rick B. for tea (I think they would get along great).

Dec 10, 18 3:13 am
RickB-Astoria

Per Corell or Correll is a name I haven't heard in a while.

Are you talking about the artist fellow?

randomised

Yes, the 3DH-guru

RickB-Astoria

Ah, that's what I thought.

tintt

aw tanks, rando. I'd love to come to Rotterdam for a cup of coffee. I'll see what I can do...

OneLostArchitect

Quondam

Dec 10, 18 9:10 pm
quondam...

Since a real coffee together will probably never happen, let's do it here and now. I'm curious as to whether we have anything in common outside of archinect/forum. Otherwise, this time a year ago you felt that you no longer had "a mountain to climb." Have you found a new "mountain?" I have a whole chain of mountains (mostly of my own making) that I've started to climb but never finished. And, somewhat stupidly, when I make a new mountain to climb, it's almost always bigger than the last one I made, and more than likely I won't make it to the top there either. Do you think, maybe, by making ever bigger mountains all I'm really doing is making bigger and bigger valleys?!?

OneLostArchitect

I find that I’m currently walking down the mountain. Just not happy with the profession and all the negativity surrounded by it. I’m trying to do something about it.

OneLostArchitect

The reason I mentioned you was because a comment you made in a Q&A thread someone posted awhile back. It struck a chord with me one of your responses. Also always intrigued by your website and wanted to learn more about it.

quondam...

You may have to make your own mountain, something that's about your own interests and not something that's going to make your job a better experience. No doubt it's tough to do other stuff in addition to a full time architectural job, but your job and your mountain are possibly not going to be the same thing anymore. For me, the mountain has always been some sort of creative or learning endeavor--deciding in 1987 to redraw Piranesi's Ichnographia Campus Martius via CAD is one example; it took me over 20 years to actually finish it, but I learned so many things I never knew before along the way including the discovery that Piranesi actually rendered two different versions of the large plan. Lebbeus Wood's career trajectory also exemplifies a personal project that started outside of his initial architectural job--and note how Wood's project/mountain mostly involved the generation of somewhat unprecedented architectural drawings. Chris Teeter's blog here within archinect was also a personal project (outside of his business) that he devoted special/extra attention to--he told me himself how much effort he put into it and it meant a great deal to him. I suppose making your mountain(s) is just one way to go, but the creative effort it takes to imagine/conceptualize what the mountain is already puts the challenge in the right direction. Regarding quondam.com, that's now over 22 years old, and it remains an ongoing (personal)attempt at manifesting a virtual museum of architecture. And regarding that Q&A, I can only assume that naming celosia cristata as my favorite flower is not what struck a chord with you (or maybe it actually was that).

OneLostArchitect

Thanks for you insight. You are wise and You are right on making your own mountain. I need to do that. I’m just not sure what that is yet.
No it wasn’t the celosia cristata :)

OneLostArchitect

Thanks for you insight. You are wise and You are right on making your own mountain. I need to do that. I’m just not sure what that is yet.
No it wasn’t the celosia cristata :)

tintt

citizen, Donna, Brad Pitt, in no particular order

Dec 11, 18 8:33 am
Non Sequitur

I think the order is important here Tintt... do you really want to have coffee with Brad after Donna had her turn?

randomised

No way that Brad has an archinect account, does he?

tintt

Sure he does!

randomised

Really? What's his username here?

( o Y o )

OneLostArchitect

Are those eyes or.... never mind.

senjohnblutarsky

nah, I'm good. 


Dec 11, 18 12:32 pm
abracadabra

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Dec 11, 18 2:21 pm
Non Sequitur

You're still alive?

abracadabra

Some think so, but I am with the Diablo and see everything;)))))

chigurh

carrera was cool

Dec 11, 18 2:38 pm
RickB-Astoria

yeah. Since he's retired, he's kind of quiet and doesn't involve himself with the forum.


RickB-Astoria

He was cool. I have talked with him directly as well. The antics often found on this forum isn't something he would want to spend his time dealing with. 

def Paul. A cup by cup “retrospective interview.” Watching to determine if it’s certain people or the caffeine making him twitch as time goes by.

Dec 13, 18 9:54 pm
citizen

Many folks on here I like and/or admire enough to sit down with.  Unfortunately, I don't know everyone strictly by screen name plus my memory stinks.  So, off the top, in no particular order, and with apologies for glaring omissions:

Donna, tintt, Thayer-D, Non Sequitur, Quizzical, poop876 (but only if s/he pays), Greenlander, randomised, puddles...  I know I'm forgetting some folks, and will publish an addendum   ;o]

Dec 15, 18 5:03 pm
senjohnblutarsky

If it's a fairly significant addendum, we're going to need it 7 days before bid date.

Non Sequitur

I'm always down for a cup (or 3)... but pints are where the magic really happens.

RickB-Astoria

A good pint is a good pint.

citizen

LOL, senjohn. Can I fax it?

senjohnblutarsky

Only if I can fax in my bid modification.

poop876

Fine! I'll pay!

citizen

AND I'm having a latte, not just a small coffee.

tintt

Lattes before 10:30. Pints till 3:30. Then champagne the rest of the day.

axonapoplectic

I don't drink caffeine or alcohol.  Can I pick someone to vape herbal tea with?

Dec 17, 18 11:52 pm

So long as it is not peppermint or a peppery chai...

Non Sequitur

Vape? Gross.

Finjohn

Ronald A. Shaw 

rashawgroup.com


Dec 18, 18 10:53 am
randomised

Never came across that archinector, what's his handle?

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