The reason for an extended European trip is to understand and learn from the differences between cultures. It is even better when you can stay with family or friends who are living the culture. While the world is becoming more homogenized there are still fundamental divergences between Europe and the United States. I do believe that we are slowly adopting the best from both but it will take a long time.
I survived the AIA national convention in Chicago last week. As the Colorado North Chapter President, now referred to as “Section Chairman”, I was busy attending speeches by architects running for National AIA office, attending AIA business meetings and actually seeing a lecture or two. There was a lot of drinking at night. This is [...]