I owe readers an update on the idea for a clearinghouse for projects involving traditional architecture. Many readers reacted, urging me to attempt the idea. Unfortunately, looking for a job (as many readers know I am doing right now) is itself a fulltime job. I just don’t have enough time to do it, and probably not the technical know-how either. I don’t want anyone else contemplating such an idea to be deterred by the possibility that I am going to do it. I wish I could but it looks beyond reach for me. Sorry if I have been a tease!
How about a clearinghouse for traditional projects? Prompted by a conversation this morning with the Washington, D.C., architect and planner Nir Buras, I am thinking of starting a new blog, associated with this ol’ Architecture Here and There blog, where architects, developers, planners and others could post (or allow me to post) their work, proposed, in progress or recently completed. The focus, as I imagine it at the outset, would be on projects larger than single-family houses, since that is where the classical revival needs most help, though they needn’t be classical and though even groupings of single-family houses in a project might very well be pertinent.
If anyone has any thoughts on the need for this, the desire for this, or how it might best be arranged, feel free to let fly.