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.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First pic..

I shot this this morning so I can have something to show to talk with people.  I'll find a home or a theater with a grand piano for the background and set up more carefully lighted marketing photos.  But meanwhile, I'm excited to talk to all the people I've met up to this point, and to start looking for galleries and outlets.  I need to talk to the CNC fabricator, of course.  And then a few of the people I met up in Fort Bragg, including Dan Heman, a terrific sculptor and gallery owner.  Also, Bruce Mitchell, the well established sculptor Sandy and I met on Point Reyes.  Maybe he'll have suggestions for me.  And the woodworkers I met at College of the Redwoods...  Oh, John Castl used to live in SF, I wonder what he's up to these days...

I called the furniture fabricator today, and the CNC computer modeler.  I also drew up a few ideas for variations.  So much to do!


  1. Hi Roy,
    Looks great! Unless I missed it along the way, what are you going to call it?

  2. Hi Ron,

    Thank you! I'll send you preliminary PR material off line.