• I’ve run away and joined the circus 18.05.11

    Sorry for the short hiatus, but it’s been a little crazy lately. You may recall from a few posts back that I have a new job – and said job is 500 miles from where I live(d). They offered me the position on March 1st and my first day was March 7th. And while Sacramento […]

  • New Hire 19.04.11

    To help put this story in perspective, I was laid off on Jan 10th, 2011 – a Monday. I spent the first couple days enjoying time with my family and clearing my head then went up to visit my folks for an extended weekend. When I came back, I started the job hunt in full […]

  • ANOVA Architects + Architectural Nexus + me = ANOVA Nexus 02.03.11

    As some of you know, Jan. 10th was my last day with my old architectural firm. After 10 years it was hard to say good-bye. But don’t weep for me, San Diego. This is the start of a new adventure for me and the family as I have accepted a position as a Project Architect […]

  • So you want to be an Architect 16.11.10

    Warning, this is a little hostile in some places but the overall message is pretty accurate.

  • Naturally Playful Woodland Climber 06.10.09

    That’s what it’s called. Took me several tries to find it but find it I did. You’d be surprised at how hard it is to search for a product that doesn’t have any real unique characteristics, especially when it’s been described to you using certain words which are all too common. Look at the following […]

  • Fear me 29.06.09

    Took my LEED Exam v2.2 Friday and scored 186 (170-200 was passing). This is such a relief. No more tests – ever! I was feeling very confident during the first part (like I may get 200!) but then the next questions got a little harder so I thought maybe only 197…190…180…171? But the hardest part […]

  • archshrk is an Architect 28.04.09

    California Architects Board – License Verification It’s official, I am now a licensed Architect in the State of California. A licensed architect?s responsibilities are outlined in both the California Architect?s Practice Act and the Owner-Architect Agreement, AIA B101. The architect is charged with acting in accordance with the standard-of-care in preparation and administration (responsible control) […]


    Logistics and transportation are two very important parts of transportation and distribution services, and they are different. Transportation is the movement of goods and logistics is the management of the inward and outward transportation of goods from the manufacturer to the end user. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are two extremely different […]

  • Past projects 22.03.09

    When I told some friends about passing the CSE (architectural license), one of them suggested I post pictures of what I get built. But the truth is, I’ve already gotten some things built. Take a look… Building for Success Program The Building for Success Program, authorized under the passage of Proposition U & C, includes […]

  • Sharkitecture.NET 21.01.09

    As you may recall, my second attempt at the CSE (orals) is coming up and I’ve been studying like a mad man. I’ve compiled various study notes from numerous places and combined that with some very useful flash cards. Overall, I’m feeling even more prepared than last time. I even shelled out $40 for a […]

  • Walnut Creek or bust – I choose option three 19.12.08

    You may recall from a few months ago that I took my CSE Oral Exam and it didn’t go well. If you forgot, here’s the highlight. Walnut Creek or bust So a few weeks back, I got my results and I missed it by that much. Sad, deflated and annoyed, I quickly signed up for […]

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