Under the belt: Another trip around the sun.
Oh, yippee. I’m falling into the trap of one of those year-in-review memes. And look, the calendar has already turned, so I’m late to the party to boot.
The rule of this meme is to only feature the first sentence of the first SW Oregon Architect post I published each month during 2014. So, let’s see what we’ve got:
January: The fate of the Portland Building is in question. [link] (1)
February: One of my favorite websites is 1000 Awesome Things, a Webby Award winning blog written by Neil Pasricha. [link]
March: The February 2014 issue of ARCHITECT, which is the magazine of the American Institute of Architects, includes a report by contributing editor Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson announcing the AIA’s decision to design an original typeface for its use. [link]
April: Last month’s meeting of the Construction Specifications Institute’s Willamette Valley Chapter featured a presentation by Gabe Cross, LEED AP BD+C about the Living Building Challenge (LBC). [link]
May: Last month’s meeting of the Construction Specifications Institute’s Willamette Valley Chapter featured a presentation by University of Oregon associate professor Virginia Cartwright about the development of luminous themes in the work of Alvar Aalto. [link]
June: There’s more to paint than meets the eye. [link]
July: Every June, the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute marks the end of its annual calendar with a celebration to recognize those who contributed to the group’s success in the preceding year. [link]
August: As its appointment with the wrecking ball nears, Eugene’s vacated, mid-century modern city hall finds itself at the center of a fervent debate. [link]
September: AIA-SWO chapter president Scott Clarke, AIA, recently emailed a momentous letter to chapter members. [link]
October: The future of power transmission is here. [link]
November: For its October 2014 meeting, the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute enjoyed having Cherise Schacter, CSI, CDT deliver an excellent presentation on social networking basics. [link]
December: The Willamette Valley Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute always endeavors to provide excellent continuing education opportunities to everyone in the local design and construction industry. [link]
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Because the monthly CSI chapter meetings I attended occurred near the end of the proceeding month, more of my first posts each month ended up being about the topic of those meetings. Perhaps I'll jump on a different meme next year to mix things up a bit.
Shameless plug: Standing alone, some of these first sentences actually sound intriguing, don’t they? Click on the links to read each month’s entire post.
(1) FYI, my first entry of 2014 also happened to be my most widely read post of the entire year.