Keeping Busy, Keeping Positive

Wow! It’s been a little while so let me get you caught up with what’s been going on in my world. Of course the most talked about topic is still the economy and recession. From where I’m sitting it seems as though things are looking up. My office has started to get a lot of work again so I know things around San Antonio are picking up. I’ve also been noticing on Facebook that many of my architect friends in other parts of the country are finally getting jobs after being laid off for more than a year. I’m hoping this means things are picking up elsewhere also.

As for the projects I’m working on, the library I’ve been working on for almost two years is about 50 percent through construction. The steel is up so it’s that exciting point during construction where everything becomes three-dimensional and you can start to feel what the spaces will be like. It should be wrapping up construction in April and like any proud “parent,” I’m sure I’ll have photos to show it off later.

For another project, I recently went to Washington D.C. for a four-day design charette on Andrews Air Force Base. In case you don’t know, this is the president’s base and where Air Force One is kept; no matter how many times I asked, they would not let me near it. When I found out I was going to D.C. my first thought was – VACATION!! That however was not the case as we worked tirelessly until midnight pretty much every night I was there. We did get one chance the last day to head into D.C. and see the museums and memorials. Now that I’m back in San Antonio I’m working on master planning a renovation to the shopping center on base.

As I get back to a more regular schedule on my blog, I look forward to keeping you up to date on what’s happening day-to-day in architecture.