The Studio 65: Oh, I Completely Messed That Up Haley

by Tim Alatorre



Pete Sandholdt, Cal Poly B’Arch ’90, and Bob Vargas, Berkley B’Arch ’86 join Tim live in the “studio”.  Haley is still part of the fun as we discuss the good “old” days of  architecture licencing , the struggle of IDP vs good business, and Tim’s wardrobe.

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  • Autocad or Revit?  (P) Revit (B) Autocad
  • Parallel bar or T-Square?  (P) Parallel (B) Parallel
  • Facebook or LinkedIn?  (P) Facebook (B) Facebook
  • Arch Record, Arch Digest, or Architect?  (P) Record (B) Car and Driver?  Record
  • Drafting dots or tape?  (P) tape (B) tape
  • Yellow trace or white?  (P) white (B) white
  • Ad Markers or Prisma?  (P) prisma (B) sharpie
  • Pen or Pencil?  (P) pen (B) pen
  • Mac or PC? (P) PC (B) PC
  • What’s the Meaning of Life? (P) Architecture and (B) beer = Beer-catecture
  • Cal Poly or Berkeley? (P) Poly (B) Bears!!!  Cal baby!

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  • How long have you been a licenced Architect?
    • (Bob) 19 years, got the notice on his 29th birthday.
    • (Pete) since 1993 or 1994, graduated poly in 1990
  • Back in the day…  What  getting your Architecture licence was like in the 90’s, the 12 hour tests and oral exams.
  • Getting your license was paramount to becoming an architect
  • What motivated you to get your license?
  • What is the most challenging part about being an architect?
    • Given the current economy, it’s really staying in business nowadays
    • Being a jack of all trades
  • Which school is better?
    • To be continued…

About the Author

Tim Alatorre