Welcome to the Architecture of the Real.

February 23, 2015
"What is real? How do you define 'real'? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain." -Morpheus, The Matrix (1999)
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my CAD Story, 3D

February 19, 2015
I had settled on my 2d CAD package of choice, was humming along doing small scale projects that required very little actual design*. HighDesign was working quite well for me. But after some time, i started to get inquiries about projects that would b
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my CAD Story, Consulting

February 12, 2015
2011. I am three years into being on my own and one full year into being fully committed to making it work. I have gained quite a bit of expertise in HighDesign. But i simply do not have enough work. So i hooked up with an Architect out of Columbus w
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my CAD Story, On my Own

February 5, 2015
It as 2008. I had recently discovered HighDesign.
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my CAD Story, Going Native

January 29, 2015
In 2007, i had begun looking for a native CAD solution for the Mac. My hope was to convert the office i was working at over to Mac. There were only three of us. The owner did not use the computers, so he was okay with whatever we wanted to use. The o
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9 Things i Like

January 26, 2015
As a participant in the #ArchiTalks series, i was asked to write about my "Favorite Things" for this post. For obvious reasons, i chose not to title the post that, but the gist will be pretty much the same. So, in alphabetical order, here are a few o
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my CAD Story, the Firm Years

January 22, 2015
As mentioned in the last post, i spent the first 4+ years at the firm i worked for drafting exclusively by hand. While i did, and still do, enjoy manual drafting, the inefficiencies of it prevent me from doing a whole lot of it anymore.
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my CAD Story, the School Years

January 15, 2015
The School Years
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What is CAD?

January 8, 2015
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary on my iMac, CAD is an abbreviation for Computer Aided Design. Wikipedia, Autodesk,, webopedia, and many more all concur. In fact, if you do a quick google search for "CAD" you would be ha
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Merry CHRISTmas!

December 24, 2014
Merry Christmas
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A day in the Life of FiELD9: architecture

December 1, 2014
It is Tuesday morning
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Starting Monday

November 20, 2014
Part of my ability to be productive comes from momentum. Starting a task and working till it is completed. Which tends to make me not want to start a task, begin to develop a personal habit, or begin a new project late in the week. I tend to tell mys
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