• 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) […]

  • Bezalel 22.03.09

    In Exodus 31:1-6, Bezalel (Hebrew: ???????????, also transcribed as Betzalel and most accurately as B’tzalel), is the chief architect of the Tabernacle. Bezalel (or Bezaleel) means “in the shadow [protection] of El.” Bezalel is described in the genealogical lists as the son of Uri (Exodus 31:1), the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah […]

  • 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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