Conceiving Architectural Design as a User Interface | Part 1

As we move towards a future where digital interfaces, artificial intelligence,…


Conceiving Architectural Design as a User Interface | Part 2

If we are to imagine architecture as a user interface, designers should have…


The Architecture Client Matrix: The Economics of Balancing Multiple Stakeholders

Most professional service trades have clear client relationships. A barber cuts…


Is Architecture an Art Form? Navigating Between Aesthetics and Purpose

What inspires us when we see art? What makes something visually appealing? How…


Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture

The Architect’s Brain, by Harry Francis…


Defending LACMA

Perhaps the word “controversial” is an understatement to describe LACMA’s…


The Architecture of Our Self-Driving Future

This is a preliminary study of how, in the future, self-driving electric cars,…


Utilizing Architectural Diagrams to Create Geometric Forms that Anticipate User Responses

The following Paper was accepted to be presented as a “Poster Presentation” at…


Diagramming the Big Idea: Methods for Architectural Composition

In my search for precedent publications that discuss how to utilize diagramming…


Niche Tactics: Relationships Between Architecture and Site

In my search for uncovering the nature of the…


The New Petersen Museum: A Mistaken Metaphor

The newly reinvented Petersen Automotive Museum is an eyesore on many levels,…


Why LA Should Embrace Autonomous EVs as a Transit Solution

The history of Los Angeles as a metropolis is based on the development of two…


Learning from the 'Five Architects'

The viewpoint of design for the Five Architects – seemingly ancient…


Top 10 Architectural Memes in Home Design

Meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) noun – An idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person…


The Broad: Synergy of Architectural Diagram and Art

I highly anticipated my visit to The Broad on September 30, and the experience…


SCI-Arc Right Now Conference: Observations and Extrapolations

This past weekend, I was excited to attend a conference at SCI-Arc, entitled…


Frank Gehry at LACMA: The Possibilities and Limitations of Assemblage

Frank Gehry’s impact on the general public is perhaps more evident than that of…


Reckoning with Reckoning with Colin Rowe

After my article was published in ArchDaily…


What is Architecture, How is it Delivered, and How Can it Add Value?

This essay was originally presented as part of a live panel on Architecture for…


Google's 'Plex' vs. Apple's 'Ring': Linking Corporate Architecture and Digital Platforms

The two biggest names in technology, Apple and Google (rechristened Alphabet),…


Defining a More Purposeful Architecture: A Guide to Current Architectural Trends

Published on ArchDaily January 9, 2015 The current state of architectural…