The White House

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The Presidential election is just around the corner. One of the candidates will soon be taking up residence in the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. It’s timely then to take a closer look at this well known building. The White House was originally designed by Irish-born James Hoban, who won an architectural competition to… Read more »

What’s In A Word?

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Strictly speaking the Internet has changed everything. Virtual meetings, collaborative documents and long distance chats. But some things will never change. For example: face-to-face communication. There is something very human about communicating with someone within their physical space. We are, after all, highly communicative, and most obviously verbal creatures. But body language, facial expressions, hand… Read more »

Fibonacci Series in Architectural Design

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Often it takes a second look to see how mathematical numbers and patterns fit into the natural world. Numbers, after all, are manmade. However some very interesting number patterns underlie some natural systems in a surprising way. One such number pattern is called the Fibonacci Series, where each subsequent number is the sum of the… Read more »

To Draw or to CAD, That Is the Question

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  Most people would admit nowadays, that architects and computers go together like brick and mortar. Believe it or not, it was only 30 years since computer aided design software, (CAD), revolutionized the way architects design their projects. An online article from last year caught my eye. The Computer vs. The Hand In Architectural Drawing: ArchDaily… Read more »

Herr Meis

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Another architect I admire is German-born architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). Mies, as he is commonly referred to, along with Frank Lloyd Wright, is regarded as a giant in modern architecture. And it is interesting to me how all forms of art, design and innovation move in tandem. Just like the Renaissance was a… Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright Right Here

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One of the most well known American architects of the 20th century was Frank Lloyd Wright. I was perusing some websites and came across a description of the 20 Most Beautiful Wright Houses. Take a look. What didn’t make the list is one of my local favorites, the Hanna House or “Honeycomb House” in Palo… Read more »

The Flatiron

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One of my favorite New York landmarks is the Flatiron Building at 175 5th Avenue in Manhattan. It has graced the New York skies for over a century and when it was completed in 1902 it was one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers. But what really makes the Flatiron stand out is its design, which… Read more »

The 15 Best Architects in San Jose, CA

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Thanks so much Amanda Miller and BuildDirect for naming me one of the 15 best architects in San Jose. And congratulations to all my colleagues!   “Linder Jones Linder is the principal architect at Studio Linder Architects, where he leads an experienced architectural team that is passionate about taking on any challenging project. Among other honors, Linder has won multiple… Read more »

Thoughts On Scholarships

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I am a member of the  AiASCV Scholarship Committee and met last week to begin the process of selecting this year’s recipients of scholarships. The three scholarships are: •AIASCV William R. Hawley Scholarship Fund •Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship Fund •Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship Fund Nongovernment scholarships and financial aid programs don’t get a lot of… Read more »