E and I in 2009. I miss you.

learning about loss: finding joy in sorrow

Side Note: I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 13’s challenge relates to Day 4’s Post: On day 4, you wrote a post about losing something. Today, write about finding something. Today’s twist: if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, use this one as the second installment — loosely defined. … Continue reading learning about loss: finding joy in sorrow

Vines before Leaves - Image by Heather Button. Copyright © http://heatherbutton.com

forgiveness in conversation

side note I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 7′s challenge is to: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a … Continue reading forgiveness in conversation

E and I in 2009. I miss you.

learning about loss: the bottom falls out

Side Note: I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 4’s challenge is to: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. Today’s twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series. Since I’ve already written a fiction piece about her, I thought I … Continue reading learning about loss: the bottom falls out

Patient-Centered Design Call for Proposals.

Imagining a Family Centered Cancer Care Environment

Last year, I found a competition that I really wanted to do, but ran out of time. This year, I’m excited to see they’re hosting another competition for a Family-Centered Cancer Care Environment. I hope to compete this year. You should to. Today’s Writing101 prompt asks you to travel to a room, so I figured I’d start wondering what a cancer care space, inpatient or … Continue reading Imagining a Family Centered Cancer Care Environment

Photo comparison of gender-biased spaces within the fertility clinic

Gender Bias in Healthcare Design?

I don’t run into it much, but there are still gender-bias and stereotypes in architecture. Sometimes it’s from an employer (mine is not like that at all), sometimes it’s from the guys on a construction site and sometimes, it’s from the client. I didn’t expect to find gender-bias in the design of a high-tech fertility clinic in Greece. The design Is super clean and high-tech, reflecting … Continue reading Gender Bias in Healthcare Design?

TMCS

Sci-fi Architecture: what would you do with a Transformable Mobile Containment System?

The Transformable Mobile Containment System (TMCS), showcased on the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet television show, inspired me from the moment I saw the clip. (Watch it here.) A self-contained shipping container, Excalibur Canada created a self-loading, self-leveling system complete with generator for electrical, and pumps. In the video, they set up a modular healthcare unit in an hour before investors, a system that could be shipped anywhere in … Continue reading Sci-fi Architecture: what would you do with a Transformable Mobile Containment System?

zoning code

zoning vs building code :: what is the difference?

Originally posted on think | architect:
Please pardon the break from my esoteric soap box to address something important that comes up often in my practice. I have slipped in a few sarcastic statements if you’d like to count them – consider it a game. Frequently I have property owners (or soon to be property owners) contact me interested in developing property or renovating an existing… Continue reading zoning vs building code :: what is the difference?