What does an architect do anyway? I was given this topic last spring with the assignment to come up with a fresh way of looking at the work of an architect. It is a difficult challenge to try to boil this topic down to something simple, memorable and can be covered in an hour. I decided to use the classical teaching technique of analogy. To bridge from something you know to something you want to learn.
To start the series I describe how an architect is like an explorer. And to make it more interesting I went to Topanga Canyon state park in Malibu, just north of Los Angeles. Now some people have said these videos are "Cheesy" and maybe they are but I hope they are anything but boring.
Check it out - ARCast Training - Architect as Explorer
Let me know what you think!