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Taz Loomans

Taz Loomans is a licensed, LEED-accredited architect at Communitecture Architecture, Planning, and Design in Portland, Oregon. She also writes about architecture on her Blooming Rock blog and for other publications.

Recent Posts

Why Diversity in Architecture Matters for Communities and the Bottom Line

Posted by Taz Loomans on Mar 27, 2017 3:05:48 PM

Mike Ford—a forward-thinking designer dubbed the “hip-hop architect”—didn’t meet an African American architect until his fourth year as an undergraduate architecture student at the University of Detroit Mercy. This was in inner-city Detroit, where 85 percent of the population is African American.

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Topics: Architecture

Partnerships in the Cloud Create a Happy Work-Life Balance for Architects

Posted by Taz Loomans on Aug 9, 2016 10:00:56 AM

During the Great Recession of 2008, work dried up for New Haven, Connecticut–based firm Newman Architects. To survive, it had to secure work by partnering with firms in other cities.

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Topics: Reviews, Revit