big news, big changes, big move

Running on the coat tails of my recent post about taking a leap of faith in business, we’ve got some big news that has been confirmed.


Little Rock, Arkansas – downtown skyline

That’s right, r | one studio architecture will be taking a hiatus for a little while as I join forces with Ruby Architects, Inc. out of Little Rock, Arkansas. While I certainly enjoy having my own name on the drawings, this is going to be an incredible opportunity to learn and grow as a designer and Architect (hopefully in the not so distant future) and expose myself (think clean thoughts people) to a whole new community of architects and designers. I’m incredibly excited to be a part of a small team of dedicated and passionate professionals and to begin a new adventure in a new city and region of the country.

So, please bare with me as we make this move. Post may be less frequent than they have been for a while as we get settled into our new home and my new position.


This is a sweet post and an amazing little historical fact-oid. Can you imagine what it must have taken in the 14th Century to plan the number of bricks required to build a section of the Great Wall so accurately that the single extra brick requested by the king actual was extra? Simply incredible.


Before BIM Building Information Modeling:

Jiayuguan Pass, in Jiayuguan city, is the largest and most intact pass, or entrance, of the Great Wall. Jiayuguan Pass was built in the early Ming dynasty, somewhere around the year 1372. It was built near an oasis that was then on the extreme western edge of China. Jiayuguan Pass was the first pass on the west end of the great wall so it earned the name “The First And Greatest Pass Under Heaven.”

“The building project was assigned to a military manager and an Architect. The Architect presented the manager with a requisition for the total number of bricks that he would need. When the king found out that the Architect had not asked for any extra bricks, he demanded that the Architect make some provision for unforeseen circumstances. The Architect, taking this as an insult to his planning ability, added a single…

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