In Contrast to My Last Post

In contrast to my last post, the direction the city of Seattle is headed in is unbelievably grim. The urban architecture of Seattle is beautiful and diverse, although a lot of it does seem to adhere to the same patterns of PNW trends. It becomes difficult to revel in the beauty of Seattle when such a depraved undercurrent runs beneath its surface.


My Externship Experience

(photos: ©Wier Boerner Allin Architecture)

This fall semester, I had the privilege of participating in my school’s first Externship Program. I left campus several days a week for about a month to spend time at Wier Boerner Allin Architecture and Duvall Decker Architects.

I learned about projects around the city of Jackson that are contributing to the city’s urban development, and I got to visit several construction sites of these projects. I also learned about the daily lives of people in different roles at an architecture firm.

I really loved my experience at these architecture firms, and I am thankful for these opportunities.



Click here for more about Wier Boerner Allin Architecture’s Mississippi Trade Mart project, which I had the privilege of visiting while still a construction site >>

© Wier Boerner Allin Architecture


© Wier Boerner Allin Architecture

New Urbanism Day

From DPZ CoDesign:

“Today is World Urbanism Day, also known as World Town Planning Day! DPZ is proud to be featured in CNU’s recent publication that celebrates ’25 Great Idea of the New Urbanism’”

The Future of Cities

Really excellent video on the future of cities, with great cinematography and editing as well:

By Oscar Boyson: “This is a conversation starter first, a video second.”

Shadowing Bob Luke at LPK Architects + Touring the MAX

I had the privilege of shadowing Mr. Bob Luke of LPK Architects in Meridian, MS this past week. I was able to sit in on a staff meeting to hear about the statuses of projects, look through many drawings for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (the MAX) and other buildings, and watch a draftsman at work. Mr. Luke, who worked on the MAX, gave me a private tour of the MAX on a closed day, and I learned about the process of designing and creating the building, as well as the history and thought processes behind the exhibits. Additionally, Mr. Luke and I walked around downtown Meridian, which now looks excellent, thanks to the efforts of LPK Architects and others who worked to make the improvements possible.