This site is a gathering of ideas and resources to assist a practice of architecture.  It is set up to memorialize the lessons learned from our group experience in delivering architectural services.  Essentially, it is an evolving library – a systematic collection and storage for the eventual dispensing of intellectual capital that we are accumulating in our work together.

Use the lists of categories and tags to browse topics of lessons learned, practice guidance and working tips that have been shared here by your colleagues.  If you remember that someone once resolved the same issue you are right now experiencing, enter some search terms into the search box to look it up.  If you are embarking on a new project phase, take some minutes to read content that has been categorized or tagged to that phase.  Rote activities (like submittal management, for instance) will have a prominent volume of content here – use the guidance of this site to keep those activities consistent from project to project, staff to staff.

Further to seeking knowledge and guidance from this resource, you are encouraged to contribute to it.  If you have just resolved a prickly problem or come out of a situation with a rich take-away or realize there’s a perennial action that is worth memorializing, then use this site to capture it, share it (via a post) and thereby help to improve the organization in which you practice.

A word about practice:  here’s what Martha Graham said about it:

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”

Though Perfection may not make a daily appearance, the invitation ought always be extended.  This resource is about supporting that invitation.