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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Show Notes

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Cal Poly News

  • Chumash Show May 28-30th. Memorial Day Weekend
    • Kennedy Library turns 30
  • Reception 2 p.m. April 8.
  • Street Furniture Competition Finalists
    • Cal Poly Architecture Students Nathan Kiatkulpiboone, Emily Ho, Nic Pappas and Karen Wang submission to the Architecture for Humanity Chicago, was a finalist in the Street Furniture Compeition. Their project Swarmbrella was a green canopy that redefines the function of umbrellas.

General News


  • 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!

SCORE: combined score of 251,178.38


  • 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