Nearly two weeks since I asked Architects Who Twitter – Where Are They? It is now time to share my findings.
The construction community on twitter is still small but it is expected to grow, as Staci Ford who runs the Construction Twitter group pointed out recently on BLDGBLOG.
In December 2009 there were nearly 4.5m unique visitors to twitter so one could expect that a reasonable number of them might be architects. But if they are out there, they’re not shouting about it.
Many of the tweeps I have found are tweeting because they would do so anyway, and few are using twitter as a business tool, though I think this will change during 2009. The exception is @Ines who is our most prolific tweeting architect. As a realtor in Miami, tweeting is a more natural activity for Ines than on this side of the pond, for now. It is also good to see students/interns across the globe using twitter to share ideas, find jobs and get involved.
Finding a particular discipline on twitter isn’t easy (unless they are IT or media types!) and I haven’t been able to find a search tool that will search twitter profiles (unless you know different) so the people I have found have either been referred to me by tweeters or fellow bloggers, or have come up in my twitter search for ‘architect’ in tweets.
I’d like to thank everyone who has participated in this experiment. Many of them are in the list, or will turn up in my blogroll or future posts about construction tweeps.
I’d also like to thank @stevenhealey and @ollieparsley for creating software to enable me to make the first ever Architects Twitter League. Check it out now, or read about the members below first… I’ll remind you at the bottom.
I’m sure you know of people I haven’t found yet. Please let me know if you have new architects by posting a comment here, tweeting me or dropping me a line. I’ll add them to the twitter league too. By continuing to share this information we are encouraging more construction people to join the twitterverse, which can only be a good thing.
Disclaimer – These are architects or architects’ practices or architecture students on twitter. If your profile says you are an architect then I’ve assumed you are – unless I’ve noticed otherwise. The name ‘Architect’ is protected by statute in the UK. You should consult your governing body, etc etc.
If you contact any of these folks, do tell them I sent you, and please tweet about this list!
Without further ado…
Architects on Twitter (and their practices, and students)
UK and Europe
The Architect Chartered Architect, ex drinker & thinker. Frank Lloyd Wright expert. [and very good taste in music] Manchester, UK
Ethel Baraona Architect. Partner of dpr-barcelona, publisher specialized in architecture, design, technology and its influence on the social and built environment. Barcelona, Spain
Tony Blow I’m a graphic designer. I work at a cross-disciplinary agency alongside interior architects and architects though. I’m pretty hard-working, for a slacker. Glasgow
Su Butcher Practice Manager for No-nonsense Architects Barefoot & Gilles. Tweets on the UK Property Industry. London, Suffolk, Essex, UK
Euan Craine Architect, Designer, Photographer, Musician. Isle of Man
Tara Crooke http://twitter.com/tcarch I am a mum and an architect, have my own small practice and studying advanced architecture, environmental and energy studies thru centre for alternative tech. Scottish Highlands
Manu Fernández Frustrado arquitecto, economista, urbanista, geógrafo, compositor, poeta, músico, astronauta, juez de paz,… Bilbao
Paco Gonzalez at Radarqnet – personal twitter account
Liza P Architect in training, self-obsession is in the job description Moscow, San Francisco (I’m assuming that is Moscow and San Francisco rather than Moscow in San Francisco…)
Radarqnet open studio which works and investigates in architecture, net and city EU
Martin Rix Hi, I’m interested in Web2.0 and tech being used in the construction industry. Sheffield, UK
Various Architects Oslo based collaborative design office Oslo, Norway [great name for a practice, don't you think?]
Paul Weston Young Architect finding his feet. London
David Bourbon Sustainability consultant, architect, father, former drummer and helicopter pilot. Green Building, Adaptive Use, Home Improvement and Alternative Energy Sources (Lancaster, Texas)
AllisonBrooks Strategic Marketing Jedi for Innovative Architecture + Design Firm in Massachusetts: Greater Boston Area
Joel Van Dyke Joel is an architect with special interest in the application of technology and networking with other creative disciplines to enhance creative innovation. Greenville, SC
Judy Grundstrom architect / interior designer / business owner / techno savvy geek girl / volunteer politico (Minneapolis, MN)
Ines Hegedus-Garcia Miami / Realtor / Architect / Mojitos / Miamisms – not exactly in that order Miami
Patrick T. Hoffman @Drexel for Arch & STS. Intern Arch, Co-Founder Ecohere … keen on Innovation, Patterns, & guiding Arch Today to Social Design informed by S&K. Philadelphia, PA
Lamidesign architect and publisher of modern house plans, and advocate for modern housing Merchantville, NJ (see also Greg La Vardera below)
Greg La Vardera an architect, on a personal mission to see the modern home become a choice for anybody who wants one. Merchantville, NJ (See also Lami Design)
Mike Plotnick Communicator, PR strategist and sustainable design advocate at HOK architectural design firm. St. Louis
Sara Sweeney Architect specializing in sustainable building research and consulting; independent, original, analytical, and determined; interested in serving humanity. Collingswood, NJ
J P Wardaia Residential Architect with modern tastes Washington DC
Lucas Wihlborg I’m an architecture student, distance runner, tech geek and twitterererer Boston, Mass.
Rest of the World…
A+3Architect Atelier A+3 Architects Atelier, Outsourcing, 3d Videos, Photo Real Render, Architecture Design. Managua,Nicaragua
Aidan An architect in search of architecture Neutral Bay, NSW Australia
HOK HOK is a global planning and design firm (Worldwide but quiet)
That’s all folks
Who is missing? Let me know please. Of course, I’d also welcome your comments below.
And finally, don’t forget to check out the Architects Twitter League!
Here are some more people I’ve added to the twitter league this afternoon. Thanks to everyone’s support for this venture, we have a good sized league now.
Theo Jones London I am currently a student at UCL [London] studying Architecture.
Daniel Carrapa Portugal Architect/Blogger
Perry Cortell East Coaster lost in LaLaLand. Net junkie, Apple fanboi, punk rock slave, hiker, biker, searching for intelligent life in the universe, and an architect
abbie shipton – Des Moines, Iowa Associate architect. Love politics and all things tech. Very Opinionated.
Ahmad Duranai - Toronto, On. CanadaBreakthrough Coach, Passion Test Facilitator, Architect & Real Estate Investor
Migi Ajuriaguerra – Madrid, ” iS pain ” I’m a victim of glovalization, stuck in iS pain…and expecting for adventures around the world..now looking for a new JOB, I’m an Architect ..by the way..
adambeazley Louisiana Owner of Neutral Existence LLC, Architect and all around Eco Junkie! Love everything Green and environmental.
Art Garcia Seattle, WA Architect & Road Cyclist
anbru openminded german Architect
AIA Minnesota – Minnesota A society of the American Institute of Architects
Monica Nakamine Glendale, CA Public relations for architectural firm, graphic design, construction, landscape design
Mic Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Just another architecture student with an ego
Kevin Franklin London Head of Web Technologies for Arup
Andres Duran Astorga Concepción,Chile, Sur del Mund, Arquitecto Chileno
naço architectures naço is doing global architecture, as in architecture, design, communication, and exploration! Paris, ShangHai, Buenos Aires
archimania architecture, interior architecture, design Memphis, Tennesee, USA
J. Pang Recent M.Architecture Grad working and living again. Livin’ Houston without a car
David Assael arquitectura + ciudad + web = pNet. Santiago, Chile
Scott Kyle Richmond, VA. Green Architect for 15 years who believes that buildings are an extension of who we are, creating a lasting impression of how we see ourselves and the future.