Thursday, February 26, 2009

The many postures of an architect pt. 1

It occurred to me the other day that architects do a lot of cool things. Namely Steve Swearengen. Every time I pass his office, or have a meeting, or visit jobsites, or have lunch with the guy it's a good time.

Exhibit A:

This is Steve's workplace, sort of. That picture was taken last week while Steve and I measured the interior of a client's El Cerrito home. Pretty glamourous right? True, his job might have some perks (like the view from some of the homes we remodel), but more often I see him in his office positioned something like this:

I think he's drawing in that one, but he very well may be crying from the stress... Kidding of course. He's a rock star.

Anyhow, I've decided I'm going to let you into the life of our Steve, with the intention of revealing how his efforts (and the teams) turn stuff like this:

into stuff like this:

And of course I'll poke a little fun... Stay tuned.

Image by Dave Shackleton in that last one. The project won a 2008 Remmie.

P.S. I don't have Steve's permission for this so I might have to use some of my spy skills.