At Long Last, Blog's Back

The Firm Ground blog has been dormant for far too long.  But like a good volcano, our blog can’t stay dormant forever.  Between Gillian and myself (Ryne), we are going to start posting semi-regularly so that all our subscribers have more content to distract themselves from their typical workday.  In her first post, Gillian will be taking a deep dive into the intricacies of 2009 building codes and I’ll be following up on the long history of Gantt Charts!  I’m personally very excited to hear more about where roof insulation requirements were a decade ago, but I suspect there will be a little something for everyone in her post.

            If you can’t tell from our Instagram account, we like to have fun here at Firm Ground* (seriously follow us on Instagram @firmgroundae)**.  Fortunately, this long overdue revival of our blog will not feature building code analysis.  If the masses demand it, maybe we can revisit that topic in the future.  In reality, we are kicking off the blog for the same reasons I believe a lot of people choose to blog: to express ourselves!

The team this summer at the Minnesota State Fair

The team this summer at the Minnesota State Fair

            Gillian will be publishing a series of get-to-know-you’s for each member of the Firm Ground team.  These will feature an array of entertaining questions so you all can get to know your local friendly architecture/design team.  Have you ever wondered what warning label Tom would apply to himself or what kind of cookie Jeff envisions himself as? Wait no more!  This should be a fun series to illustrate what’s beyond the floor plans, coffee and greyscale clothing that architects love to shroud themselves in.

            As for me, I don’t have a blog theme figured out yet.  I’m told I can write about whatever I want, and I plan on really pushing that to the limit.  If you don’t hear from me for a while, you’ll know I went too far and had keyboard privileges revoked.  See a preview of my first post below:

I’m travelling to New York City for three days with some friends later this month.  I was given a time slot to plan whatever I wanted for the group, so I did what any other architecture loving geek would do: plan an 8 hour, 10 mile architectural walking tour of Manhattan.  I may have three less friends after this, but it will be worth the blog post content that will be generated.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.  Stay tuned as we embark on this blog journey together.

*PS: my supervisors want me to ensure you all know that despite the fun we have in suite 368, we actually do a lot of hard work too (such as writing this post)

**PPS: remember to follow us on Instagram @firmgroundae