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 Walter Scarborough

Walter Scarborough

OK, so I'm not really in the Corner Office, per se. But with more than 30 years in the architecture profession and as someone who's made the technical side of architecture (specifications and construction administration) his lifelong mission and passion, I submit that I have at least earned the right to occasionally play the part of curmudgeon and pontificate about the architectural profession. In any case, the editors of Durability + Design have deigned to provide this platform, although they're not admitting responsibility or liability for the content herein.

Specifying Mediocrity? Without a Technical Foundation, Design is on Shaky Ground
By Walter Scarborough

The architectural profession has settled for specification mediocrity. Allow me to explain. My thesis is this: if the architectural profession treated the creative design process in the same way as sp... READ MORE


Power of Architecture? Minus Building Knowledge, There’s a Serious Outage
By Walter Scarborough

We’ve all heard the saying that “Knowledge is Power,” but have you ever thought about its significance and the magnitude of its importance?... READ MORE


The Blurring of the Once-Sacred Line Between Design and Construction
By Walter Scarborough

My name is Walter, and I am architect. And let me establish from the very beginning that I love being an architect to the depths of my soul—it is who I am. And I love to think critically about things ... READ MORE


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