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After a five year drought the market for architects is once again picking up. For this episode, Archispeak takes on the dreaded interview process. We discuss what architectural graduates or licensed architects should present (i.e. drawings, photos), wear and ask in an interview.

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The rappeller.

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Today’s crew on a big keystone boulder.

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The rappeller.

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Today’s adventure: Bailey Canyon. 14 waterfalls.

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#018 on the 18th. Nice.1. The Food Lab: Maximize Flavor by Ultra-Smashing Your Burger

By now we all know that the old piece of burger wisdom, “never press on your burger!,” is either patently false or, at the very least, wildly inaccurate. Heck, there’s an entire successful burger chain devoted to using the technique. While a more traditional griddled burger might be cooked with the goals of a loose, tender texture in mind, a smashed burger goes for one thing only: maximum crust.

2. Why You Rarely Notice Major Movie Bloopers

The visual field accounts for the recent past in order to prevent us from feeling like we’ve gone mad.

3. 1977: David Bowie’s “Heroes” Cover Shoot: The Outtakes: Masayoshi Sukita4. The Two Faces of the Moon

The far side looks *nothing* like the side that faces us. After 55 years, we may finally know why.

5. Impostoritis: A Lifelong, but Treatable, Condition

Now I wake up most days with a voice on the left side of my head telling me what an incredible failure I am. But the voice on the right side tells me that I can change the world—and I try to pay more attention to it. My life goal in changing the world is to make the culture of science and engineering supportive of everyone with interest, ability, and willingness to work hard, independent of race, gender, sexual orientation, other interests, or anything else


And a quote for the weekend:
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This is a quick heads-up that my favorite image editing app on the Mac, Pixelmator (Mac App store link), is on sale right now for $16! It’s normally $30, which is a crazy low price to begin with when you compare it to Photoshop which costs almost that much per month to use (and never own). It has an crazy average rating of 4.5 stars out of 3,052 reviews. It’s the real deal.

I’ve talked about it many times here and in my videos, and have used it to create the image you see above among many others. (If you use this link to buy it, Method will get a few pennies from the sale, and it won’t cost you anything extra. Please help support this site!)

Why do I like it? Watch this tutorial video I made at about the 34 minute mark to find out. You’ll see exactly why I love using it and just how fun, easy and powerful it is. Not to mention, the less I’m tied to Adobe apps and a subscription, the better. You seriously can’t beat this deal. 

So if you need an app to adjust images, make graphics for print or your web site, paint textures for your 3d scenes, or fix old photos, get this app now! What are you waiting for?

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The most important thing in my new Revit war room for the next 4 months is my iced coffee. That, and a collaborative atmosphere. Design development begins. #architecture #hmcarchitects

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It’s always nice to get a little distraction from daily life. It’s a great time to hang out with the family. I also like to use the Fourth as a time to get back into getting better at photography. This year we had a great fireworks show. The display was amazing and the wind was just right. I’ve been working each year to get a little better than the last at making fireworks photos, so here are this year’s best. 

These were all shot in bulb mode with a remote shutter release so it’s all luck as to what you’re going to get. Overall I’m really happy with the results. I hope you enjoy them.