Brookland Exterior Refresh

This past week I worked with Brookland, DC clients on a series of quick study renderings to help them visualize options for boosting their front entrance curb appeal. The home’s existing first floor exterior wall is a red brick, with a second floor clad in a narrow 5″ vinyl white siding. The existing front porch is a metal structure with slender columns fabricated from metal tubing. We rendered options using larger 7″ siding width on the second floor as well as a board and batten siding scheme to emphasize the front projection. With the board and batten option, the attic Read More

Arch Stories – How I got licensed

Earlier this summer I worked with Katherine Williams from Arch Stories to add my two-year journey of testing and passing the Architecture Registration Exams (ARE) to her website. Katherine maintains a rich collection of licensing stories from minority architects dating back to the 1980s. The stories are wide-ranging, some focusing on strategies for the exam, while others include tips on juggling life with test-taking demands and interesting historical anecdotes. Taking the exams can be daunting and is an often procrastinated task, so having a resource of test-taking stories can be motivating. Architects are licensed to protect the health, safety & Read More