Women- the Untapped Resource

‘Reducing gender disadvantage will not only benefit the women who wish to find and engage in fulfilling construction work; it will also enable the construction industry to open up its talent pool to build and develop current skills levels and drive innovation.’ (2013, What Women Want in A Construction Career, NAWIC Discussion Paper 01)  …

Art Techie: How to use Technology to create Art

“I try to transform ideas, thoughts and feelings into paintings or sketches.” Evans Mugo Meet Evans Mugo, a graduate architect who takes art to the next generation. His art is exciting and the process he uses to get there even more so. Using technology to bring his ideas to life, this soft spoken artist/caricaturist transforms…

Arabian Nights along the Kenyan Coast

Sometimes the most beautiful of places are hidden in the most unusual corners of the world. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RALPH SIMBAR Happy January Life dee-zigners. Its a new year and with it comes new experiences. This year I will be running a column on building structures and choice destinations from an architectural point of view. (Finally!…

10 things 2015 taught me

Age is nothing but a number (I still look 18, true story. And, no, I won’t tell you my age yet) Time passes by whether you want it to or not, so what are you going to do about it? Letting go is so hard. Love never ends Beauty is really just what you want…

SCREENS

looking. liking. Intrigued blind. You can’t see me through the screen these screens have put between. In fulfillment of Writing 201 Poetry Day 1: Screen, Haiku, Alliteration

MONEY MATTERS: Chamas, saving and spending

You will come to know what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make. GORDON B. HINKLEY Its money-matters week :), and it’s about time I bet. This week I’m having a look at chamas most specifically merry-go-round chamas. What is a chama? These…

My TO-DON’T-LIST

Time is unforgiving, it comes once and never returns. Its been a whirl-wind these couple of months. At least for me. Work, architectural work, sometimes enters the realm where you are just (for lack of a better word) bored! When you have designed quite intricately yet changes keep pilling up your patience equally runs thin….

What Silence means to Me.

I have been silent, but not without just cause. I decided to add a little poetry in the mix, for my breaks between projects… so be entertained, but most of all be thoroughly confused, because then and only then will you start to understand. Hush! When a stop outweighs the depth of my words I…

THE POWER OF HUMILITY

‘I believe that the first test of a truly Great man is his Humility’ John Ruskin Architecture is a profession that thrives in pride. The first reaction I get when I announce what I do for a living to people is, “Damn!” and a look of respect that most times money can’t buy. And what…