It's been a busy few weeks of writing. In addition to the essay about fracking , I was also recently asked to write a piece for the Rivard Report about the poor quality of some of the newer buildings in downtown San Antonio. Although I agree with the premise, this proved to be some of the more challenging 1,200 words to write.
Designing a good building is hard. Building a good building is even harder as there are so many factors beyond the control of the architect. No one sets off to design a bad building and besides that I am always hesitant to criticize the work of a colleague. I tried the dance around this issue by praising the good work that is being done, but at the end of the day, San Antonio should demand better buildings than they are currently getting.
Hopefully that was the idea I communicated.