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My book, BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design, recently became available at Amazon, and should be out in late November. I discuss in detail how building information modeling can effectively be used by small and medium-sized architecture firms to design more … Continue reading

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The Sublime

Kant contrasts the sublime (in whose presence the fundamental human response is awe) with the beautiful (which elicits attraction). For Kant, to be confronted with the sublime is to be made aware of one’s insignificance; it is a tonic to ego. Continue reading

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For Spring 2010, I’m teaching graduate-level Environmental Controls II (thermal controls, passive systems) at UT Austin, as well as two undergraduate sections of Building Technology V (lighting, daylighting, acoustics) at UTSA.

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The price of progress

In Hubris and Hybrids, Hard and Jamison adopt a posture which on the face of it attempts to mediate between unbridled technological enthusiasm and reactionary distrust of science. The former, heroic view of science and technology is one which casts … Continue reading

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