PLACE Designers | Shoe Leather

I worked hard on crafting a resume and then my mom drove me to the offices of the two firms. I nervously walked in, unannounced, and asked to meet the owners. Suprisingly, in both cases I was granted an audience, and in both cases I was offered a position for summer employment.

PLACE Designers | 199 Problems

challenges arise weekly if not daily, and someone has to address those "opportunities."  Truly they are opportunities, because the way those are handled will determine the ultimate fate of the business.  Our clients also run businesses, and they face challenges. 


PLACE Designers | 80 / 20 Rule

architecture was a good profession for me, because some refer to an architect as "Jack of all trades, master of none." We have to have a good sense for what will work structurally, mechanically, electrically, plumbing, grading, drainage, and so many other aspects, but we rely on engineers or other specialists to refine and perfect.

PLACE Designers | Digitizer

One time he dropped off a pen sketch and asked me to draw it. It was very sketchy, just a lot of quick strokes going parallel and perpendicular. I drew it as closely to his sketch as I could in the computer, in CAD. In fact it looked very similar. When my boss saw it he was irate! "What is this? Do you even know what you are drawing?"