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JEFF SEABOLD: Less archispeak, more performance

I like my job a lot. I have the incredible opportunity to learn something new each day, and the chance to get to teach something new to someone also. It is an incredible feeling getting to create and watch your creations come to life in the world. But my friends have recently bombarded me with some wise, but mostly funny ...

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Why termites are good for our buildings

I recently spent some time back at Mississippi State’s fifth-year architecture school here in Jackson talking to some students about their work. I find these times a place where I can get inspired and find some hope and optimism back in the world from the pure and innocence of design that can be mired by a practice. Okay, admittedly, this ...

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Designing a green building rating system

Do you are in a new town that you have never visited before and you want to be a little adventurous in finding a place to eat. You are a tech-savvy person, so you whip out your smart phone. You consult various user-review sites such as Yelp, UrbanSpoon and Zagat to find the best rating for a restaurant. A Yelp ...

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Keeping your resolution

>> New Year’s is the time to start fresh. It is the time we have to reinvent ourselves. This largely ceremonial journey is celebrated by almost half of Americans. I personally feel like almost everyone I know makes some sort of resolution. While the studies are not clear about the number of Americans making resolutions, they all agree that as ...

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Rallying behind sustainability

I have never been to a ghost town. I don’t view this as an unfortunate shortcoming of my youth; I have seen enough Westerns in my years that I get the idea. I don’t imagine that they are really ghosts towns anymore as much as they are the idea of a ghost town with souvenir stands with t-shirts and snow ...

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Fear of labels hurts the ‘green’ movement

When I was young I had a fear of vegetables. In fact, I hated them — or at least I thought I did. My mother, being a good mother, would serve them to me every night only to have me slide the plate across the table or spread them out on the plate and say, “I’m done. Can I have ...

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