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.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fabrication coming up...

Dan is drawing the computer model.  I meet with Mike Wednesday at 10 to see if his firm can make my parts.
Everyone has sent me such encouraging e-mails, it's really wonderful.  Special thanks to folks here in the shop for advice and help, with very special thanks and well wishes to Andrew Isley, who is recovering from heart surgery.  Also huge thanks to John and Mary Kathrine for their unbelievably generous hospitality and support.


  1. The first chair looks spectacular -- good luck with the fabricator tomorrow!

  2. Thanks, Marge. I met the first fabricator today. He has an amazing facility. He said right off that he does more metal fabrication and recommended another firm "that does wood furniture all the time." I've spoken to them today, too, and got a confidentiality agreement and sent them a picture. We'll talk again tomorrow.