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Architecture and Film; The Narrative

Originally published in the monthly paper of TU Delft’s ARGUS. Written by Ben McGhee. Architecture and Film; The Narrative “We didn’t really know what we were doing, we just did what we were interested in, what we loved. I think that’s when my interest in creating a kind of seamless combination of the virtual and the … Continue reading

Transform + Transcend; Competition Submission

Last week I wrapped up a submittal for the Cape Cod Add-on competition. I had been formulating the design for at least a month or two, but of course pushed it off until the last week. Lauren Schmidt (my wife) teamed with me on the project. She was able to offer assistance in interpreting some of the … Continue reading

Evolution of Graphics

I’ve kept quite busy recently with my numerous commitments, but my main commitment has been revamping Indy’s Young Architects Forum’s image. We’ve been stuck with a low functioning website for quite some time, it needed an update. Along with that, I’ve never been a fan of the logo. After a few weeks of work I’m happy … Continue reading

7 Reasons to go on the AIA Indy Home Tour

The architect’s home tour is finally here! If you’re still looking for a reason to go, here’s 7, one for each home on the tour. Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5. [1] Loft 700 / Christ Short / Super cool freestanding tub. If you’ve ever wanted a contemporary tub before, forget about it, you’ll now want … Continue reading

Urban Infill Proposal

I’m currently serving as a committee member for the AIA Indianapolis Home Tour. As part of that process, we decided to host a gallery show as a means of generating buzz for the AIA and the home tour. What began as an offshoot has become a full-on event.. The gallery show will be composed of … Continue reading

$30k House – Competition Submission

UPDATE: This international design competition submission received an honorable mention! We’re not sure how many entries there were overall but the shortlist was 78, and ours was recognized as one of the best! We’re pretty pleased and we’re beginning to discuss getting one built! Stay tuned. Last week I wrapped up a submittal for the … Continue reading

Unacceptable Architecture; What the Window!?

I went for a walk last evening with my fiancé, and fellow designer friend, Lauren. We were heading out to get some exercise and to explore the site of a large fire that took place over the weekend. As usually happens on these sorts of excursions, we ended up getting into a full-on critique of … Continue reading

Fifties Furniture Quiz – Chair Edition

I have loved modern design for a large majority of my life. I also appreciate items of quality and character, as such I’m a huge fan of Mid-Century Modern (MCM) design. From architecture to furniture and skyscrapers to interior design, I’m pretty much a fan of it all. I checked out a book at the library … Continue reading

Vintage Backyard Credenza

As a young graduate architect, I’m often sent to do the field work that isn’t worth anyone else’s time. This includes different things, but most often, it involves measuring existing buildings down to the quarter of an inch, both inside and out. Here in Indianapolis, many of the buildings we are working on have long … Continue reading

Jay Shafer and Subtractive Design

Jay Shafer, “the tiny house guy”. I suppose he is potentially old news by now, but I only recently came across him. He gave a very inspiring and entertaining talk the other evening at Butler University, as part of the Butler Earth Project series. The place was packed, with people left standing in the back, … Continue reading