Loose Ends

I thought I would take this time to tie up some loose ends and give an update on a couple of my projects.

First off, I never did get any more pictures from the PHLF Architecture Apprenticeship. However, if you follow the link there is a picture up of one of the boards on the PHLF website and a nice little summary.

On a related note, PHLF also runs a Design Challenge in the spring which I am a part of. There are some more pictures there if you want to get a sense of the work these kids are doing, I couldn’t figure out how to bring up a snapshot here because I’m internet stupid. I think I’ve said it before, but I sure wish I had known about these programs when I was in high school.

I took the time to revisit one of my blog posts, the one regarding Apple, patents and trademarks. After adapting and expanding it, the AIA Pittsburgh was kind enough to feature it on their website. I’ve been getting good feedback on it and I’m pretty proud of how it turned out, so if you liked the first one and want a bit more detail, head over and check it out.

My aquaponics set-up has never been better, but that’s mostly by default. I really ought to be further along. This time I’m stymied by a faulty pump. I do have a holding tank set up in the basement now, though, take a look:

Basement Starter

It might be tough to see, but that’s a bucket of water that should have fish in it, with a big tube that should have water coming out of it, going to a big tub of gravel that should have plants in it. I also have a design for some outdoor casework that fixes my sagging table problem. Slowly, slowly but surely this is coming together. Once I reach the next benchmark I’ll have a nice big meaty post about it.

I’m making plans to go to the AIA Convention again this year, which is in Denver. I plan on doing a couple of posts about it again this year, so if you’re familiar with Denver, let me know what I should see and/or eat while I’m there.

This week I’m starting up a new project that I’m really excited about it. I’ve been talking about it for some time now and I’m finally pulling the trigger on it. I’ll have more details about it in the near future, so stay tuned.

That’s all! For all the Pittsburgh people, hope you got out to enjoy the nice weather this weekend, I know I did.

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One thought on “Loose Ends

  1. Denver is pretty, and from what I understand there are a lot of great bike trails and crunchy granola health food restaurants. However, when I was there, I don’t think we really left the suburbs where we were staying. High altitude bonus: You can eat a ton of food when you’re up there! Your body burns a lot more calories because it has to work harder to get oxygen, or something.

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