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.
Mike Plotnick says
Honored to be included on your list! Thanks.
Manu Fernandez says
aka manuederra on twitter
Frustrated architect, economist, planner, geographer, composer, poet, musician, astronaut, justice of the peace … Bilbao
I absolutely love twitter especially to find like-minded individuals – thanks for including me! 🙂
MyarchN Team says
MyarchN on Twitter
MyarchN is an online community to share, enjoy and discuss ARCHITECTURE and related arts.
@pacogonzalez at @radarqnet says
thanks to be included in this list. Just share some research I made on radarqnet’s followers when @bldgblog posted this: http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/twittering-about-landscape-and.html
Archtweets (1,2,3, & 4)
You will find a lot of people tweeting about architecture, landscape, urban and city but really I don’t know who is architect or not.
arquitextonica on twitter.
As we use arquitextonica.net (one of the if not the oldest architecture blog in spanish alive) with also brief posts, twitter is mostly used for our personal ramblings and grunts but most of them are related to architecture…
Luke O'Rafferty says
http://www.twellow.com does allow you to search people’s bios. Your only problem is that there are lots of “software architects” out there
Ian Harris says
Love the list. We are also twittering but are architects-turned-filmmakers currently editing a documentary about the architectural studio. Check our tweet out @archiculture, we could always use some more feedback as we edit our posted clips.
I’ve added you to the list, once an architect…
Could you please add me to the architects twitter league. I am an architectural project manager at OculusInc. Just need to finish exams.
From Jason Wagner
it is done!
And another tweet from Dan Stewart following his blog post “Where are all the blogging architects?” suggesting FAT co-founder Sam Jacob @anothersam be added. He is.
“cts who Twitter – Here they are! | Just Practising, What seems to be missing in this article is the knowledge that it’s simply a jumping off point. Just subscribed to your RSS.
Tara Crooke says
Hi, many thanks for putting me on your list. Still a beginner on twitter, but can see the great potential it has!
No Problem Tara, lovely to meet so many architects from all over the world via twitter!
I’m continuing to add more people to the league as folks tweet me or post suggestions here.
Hi SU! Can you add us also? Blogging and twitting about architecture and our office ramblings from Sevilla, Spain.
Derek Leavitt says
Enjoy your twitter postings!
Architect running a small, young, energetic, ultra modern, orange logo-ed firm in Los Angeles.
The league is great, I have been looking for something like that forever. Thanks!
Designer / Assoc. Architect with LITTLE. Arlington, VA
I believe design can change the world!
ateliermob, is a Lisbon based architecture office. we twitt at:
i´d like to be part of the league 🙂
hello all, i’m a boston-based intern architect…glad to have found this list, i was wondering where all my people were hiding on twitter!
arquitectura, diseño, fotografia, web2.0
psaa ! says
Great stuff here, love it !
matt falco says
@matthewfalco on twitter
How cool is this to have a list of architects!
architect tweeting here too:
And Worldwide Architecture Competition Database, now also tweeting results and architecture news:
Texas Based Architect and LEED AP here. Looking to find more of us here on twitter.
Jack Eure, AIA here. I operate Built Records, Architecture in Norman, Oklahoma. We specialize in architect-led development of green, modern, affordably-priced, impeccably detailed residential architecture. We have a special emphasis on rammed earth projects. Visit us at http://www.builtrecords.com.
If you are interested in Dutch Architecture check; http://twitter.com/archinieuws for the latest news.
Web Manager at SAME says
Nice list you’ve compiled here! We would love to be listed, as we started using Twitter recently.
We are The Society of American Military Engineers, a nonprofit org of 21,000+ A/E/C professionals, 120+ posts, and 1,100+ member companies. Follow us if interested.
Su Grant says
Greetings! have been on Twitter about a year and half.
Have more recently started tweeting under SGArcht.
Am a licensed architect based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Over 20 years of experience, commercial/office, retail, hospitality, custom residential, urban planning, sustainable design. Best practices has always been green.
(We have different screen names for different markets.)
Feel free to send me a tweet ! 😉
Joshua Wulf says
I work for McGill Smith Punshon in Cincinnati. We have just joined twitter and can already see where there will be a lot of benefits.
Jaun Millalonco says
My first visit here, found the blog accidentally really, and I just wanted to say I’ve enjoyed my visit and had some good reads while here 🙂
what i really want to know is what percentage of total architects are using twitter/fb/youtube/blogs/any other social media. anyone have ideas where i can find this??
@archistudent here, for all your Boston-based undergraduate architecture student/ intern gripes! 🙂
Architecture student/web designer! =)
Well now this is why I joined in the first place!! Connections! sweeeet.
I’m a Cal Poly – SLO architecture student. Our program is ranked #3 in the nation and I have to say I think its deserving.
With a graduation date of 20-infinity, I’m still exploring options but …
anyone out there who can shed some light about a career in ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY? and/or curation? Let me know!
Glad to have some new leads on who to follow. Thanks Su!
What’s your twitter handle – perhaps the twitter community can help with your query.
William Sutton says
Recognizing the importance of your work and through a ‘stumble’ onto TweepML courtesy of Mashable, our team took the time to combine the Architects Twitter League and TweepML. Result? Following The Architects Twitter League has made available through ONE CLICK access.
Thank you for taking the time to champion this group and your continued diligence to both the architectural community and social networking!
William, that’s absolutely brilliant of you – thanks!
I’m sure those who want to connect with architects on twitter will be very grateful for all the time you’ve saved them.
gawron turgeon says
We twitter too. We’re a small firm with big designs (architectural but also interior design and landscape architecture too). Check out out tweets at: http://twitter.com/gawronturgeon
Marco Neidhardt says
Possibly the first Italian Architetct who has a personal blog & who twitters :).
Grazie mille e saluti da Venezia Su!
Jesus Gastelum says
Arizona based architect. Glad to have found this list!
Katy Duke says
Hi, would love to be on your list 🙂
Thanks for finding us.
If you are an architect or part qualified or a practice you can follow me at the twitter account @ArchitectLeague and I follow back all who qualify. Now have over 1000 in the league see here
Great list. Thanks for taking the time to put it together!
This is great! I love reading what architects are writing and getting an insight into their work. I know, as a student, it can be a great tool so long as you use it the right way. I certainly try to!! @NicholasSilagy
Thanks for the interesting post!