Bring on the verbs!

When we want to describe ourselves, we usually run straight for an adjective. We latch onto words like interesting, unique,...

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Speaking plainly

What's wrong with the way architects communicate? And how can they get better at it? Listen to me giving Rion...

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Does your heart sink at the thought of writing project descriptions?

Project descriptions often turn into a long and uninspiring series of here’s-one-I-made-earlier moments. But I’ve found a quick-fix way of...

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Seven ways to take the stress out of writing

To kick off the autumn, I’ve just sent out another email in my ‘writing for architects’ series. (If you’d like...

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How not to kick off your practice profile

Here is another of my occasional emails in which I try and take the mystery and hard work out of...

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110 architects and me at the RIBA

I’ve run many workshops in my time, but I’ve never run one for 110 people, let alone 110 architects, which...

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Another good reason to write about what you do

A few weeks ago I was invited by the RIBA to contribute some thoughts for an article on communicating effectively....

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How to write a better website bio

Heads up: I send out occasional emails with writing tips and other tricks of my trade, and this quick-fire guide...

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A blog for Archiboo

I’ve been a fan of Archiboo ever since becoming involved in the business of architecture, and I was one of...

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Top 10 Conversations around Architecture 2017

Here, in the reductive spirit of the end of the year, are my top 10 ‘conversations around architecture’ of 2017....

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Driving fast and writing badly

Words are important: they change minds, they make things happen, and they bring what’s on the inside onto the outside....

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Writing for your website

Blank pages – or blank documents on your screen – are all depressingly similar. Whether your particular blank page is...

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