Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Shall we go to the debate, honey?”

In 19th century America, every major city (and some not-so-major ones) had an athenaeum, a building devoted to the promotion of (adult) learning, and a frequent site for lectures and debates. Continue reading

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Small talk deconstructed

“I always wanted to be an architect.”
Translation: I took an architecture course in college for about 6 minutes; you people are nuts. While you were toiling away in studio I was showing the entire Alpha Phi sorority how to make vodka Jello. Continue reading

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Design Ethic

“To be a professional means rising above the calculus of ego and fashion to focus on issues of right and wrong.” Continue reading

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Rem defeats gravity

As I look at the photos, what annoys me even more than its anti-gravity pretensions is Milstein Hall’s complete disregard for the architecture it is glommed onto. Continue reading

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