A Life in the Trades: February 2011

Series introduction. October 2009. November 2009. December 2009. January 2010. February 2010. March 2010. April 2010. May 2010. June 2010. September 2010. October 2010. November 2010. December 2010. By Nicholas Bogosian A New Beginning Coolidge Architects in Topeka, Kansas started giving hints that there could be layoffs.  The year was 1988.  Dave Mertz, then twenty-eight-years-old … Continue reading A Life in the Trades: February 2011

A Life in the Trades: November 2010

Series introduction. October 2009. November 2009. December 2009. January 2010. February 2010. March 2010. April 2010. May 2010. June 2010. September 2010. October 2010. By Nicholas Bogosian In the Advanced Materials Science class of Belmont Tech’s BPR program, students plan a focused study in a particular building material (plaster, wood, masonry, ceramics, metals, etc.). Students … Continue reading A Life in the Trades: November 2010

A Life in the Trades: April 2010

Series introduction. October 2009. November 2009. December 2009. January 2010. February 2010. March 2010. By Abigail Watson-Popescu Belmont Technical College’s hands-on approach to teaching building preservation breaks into two divisions: the construction track and the decorative track. While I learned quite a lot in my carpentry class this past quarter and found it to be … Continue reading A Life in the Trades: April 2010