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Habitat for Humanity Alumni Build

This June I am planning to participate in an AmeriCorps Alumni house build!  2015 will be the 5 year anniversary of the first Alumni build.  As an AmeriCorps Alumni of the Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Affiliate, I am eager to join in the fun and get back on site!  My time of service changed my life … Continue reading

AA architects: 2014 Licenses

Originally posted on Katherine Williams:
At the end of 2014, there were approximately 1955 architects in the Directory of African American Architects.** For the year, 23 African American architects reported as newly licensed. Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Men 37 33 22 20 15 Women 19 11 12 13 8 Total 56 44 34…

Road Trip to Architecture

I was a guest blogger for an architecture blog a few weeks ago.  Check it out here… http://registeredarchitect.blogspot.com/2014/05/road-trip-to-architect-usa.html

Dishwasher Discoveries

This morning my first activity involved “doing” the dishes, well… if loading the dishwasher counts as doing. As I began to load the silverware I decided to use a feature that I never used before and it changed my life. In the silverware compartment there is an option to snap back the top so that … Continue reading

Where are the stakes?!

“There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that that have nothing to lose. People, who have stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want … Continue reading

The informal as inspiration for rethinking urban spaces: architect Teddy Cruz shares 5 projects

Originally posted on TED Blog:
[ted_talkteaser id=1920]In today’s talk, Teddy Cruz looks at San Diego-Tijuana border, where some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States are just a short drive from some of the poorest communities in Mexico. As used materials flow from San Diego to Tijuana, transforming the kinds of structures created there, people move…

Hip-Hop Architecture survey

This past spring I was honored to participate in and be a presenter at the Words, Beats, Life inc. Hip-Hop each-in, in Washington, DC.  This teach-in was a whirlwind for me.  It featured some of most inspirational hip-hop scholars who shared their hip-hop knowledge, passion and inspirations, and the way they are using hip-hip as … Continue reading

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