Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...

I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Where have you been?

It's been more than three weeks since my last post.  This will be a very quick catch up post, and I'll try to elaborate in a few posts to follow.

After Superbowl weekend, and then the finale to Mardis Gras, I felt I should move on from here, but before doing so, I needed to determine if there really is any work for me.  I spent a week formatting portfolio material, and another two e-mailing and calling.  No luck.  More on this later.  I also spent some time designing a modest upgrade to the creature comforts in my bus, and I'll post more on this later, too.

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