Architecture Week: It’s All About Building Community

“Building Community” is a phrase I hear from so many people. I hear it from religious people, business owners, neighborhood activists and, now, architects. What does it mean? The precise definition likely changes for each of these groups, but architects actually making the “building” in “building community” a possibility. We’ve talked a lot about “built […]

Hey, Let’s Hang Out Together: Where You’ll Find Me

I’ll be involved in several events over the next few days, plus one at the end of next week, and I’d like to invite you to join me at each of them. For those of you who have followed this blog for very long, you’ll recognize themes with each of these which have run through […]

“Just Tennes-saying” Offers You a Chance to Explore Your Local Architecture

Over the last (nearly) six years this blog has offered each of us the chance to talk at some length about design, place and the built environment. These are topics of which I knew nothing when I started considering our downtown and all its intricate components. Hopefully you’ve learned along with me and will continue […]