Acknowledgemnet is the 1st Step

I was recently posed with a question – “What is the hardest thing about architecture?” – as a graduate, with a Masters degree that took ten – yes ten – years to complete, this is a valid question.

Initially, it took me three days to consider a response and after an additional two weeks of considerable thought and rambling conversations I have arrived here.

The summation of my exploration thus far is simple – to me –

The hardest thing about architecture – is the fullness of my mind; the ever stimulated senses; the thirsty creative heart; the glorious un-ending to do list of future and current projects/tasks/ideas – big, medium and small; the struggle to devote myself to it; the difficulty of getting work; registration (no you are not an architect once you graduate – and for good reason – explaining that to everyone);  knowing that in my mind much of what is built is a missed opportunity to communicate, connect, etc etc.

……. the list continues……….

But for the sake of focus; the title of this blog encompasses it – My marinating elephants –  familiar and unique; they are simultaneously my dear companions and thorns in my side; more than anything else, I adore them for they are mine – I now ask you, who are yours?


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  1. The image is BEAUTFUL on here Sammi! If those cuties are marinating in your head I’d like to go play with them 😉 Can’t wait to see the extended version of the answer to “what is the hardest thing about architecture” … maybe trying to explain architecture principles without waving ones hands? or just generally explain them to non-architects without losing your audience?… oh wait, I have it, picking up those tiny model pins from inbetween old 70s floorboards! Yep, that’s it, that’s the hardest thing…

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