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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How to write (the simple version)

Words can be tough: strangely tough for people who call themselves writers and weigh up each and every one, but...

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Judging the Archiboo Web Awards

I’m delighted to be joining the beat of my own drum to that of Archiboo. For me, the last few...

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Architecture as a spectator sport

Sometimes it’s lovely to be out of the hot seat and firmly in the background, which is exactly where I...

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Architects and the blank page

Architectural jargon is quite something. I’ve come across a fine collection of words just this morning: ‘linear plan’, ‘visible mass’,...

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Thoughts on algorithms

I’ve been trawling architects’ websites for things that I like, and, now that such things relate directly to my job,...

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Taking words seriously

I wish architects would take their words more seriously. Some do, of course, but it’s still a rare treat to...

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