I SHALL RETURN

OUT OF THE JUNGLE AND BACK IN THE USA. IGNORED BY THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION IN NICARAGUA, PRESIDENT ORTEGA AND HIS ALL POWERFUL WIFE ROSARIO. MARRIAGE WITH MY NICARAGUA WIFE CHRISTIAN LUGO HAS RUN ITS COURSE. SHE CHOOSES NOT TO LIVE IN THE USA AND I CHOOSE NOT TO LIVE IN NICARAGUA. TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES. THE ERA HAS COME TO AN END. PARTING LOVING FRIENDS.

NOW WHAT?

GETTING IT RIGHT

THE RETURN OF THE VISIONARY REBEL FOUNDER TO SCI-ARC. YES THERE IS A CHANCE. ERIK MOSS, THE NOTORIOUS TALENTED ARCHITECT DIRECTOR OF SCI-ARC AND LONG TIME SPARRING PARTNER OF MINE AT SCI-ARC, EVEN TAUGHT AN UPPER DIVISION STUDIO WITH HIM, HAS INVITED ME BACK FOR A CURTAIN CALL OF SITTING ON A JURY SEPTEMBER 10TH AND 11TH. TO MY AMAZEMENT I HAD A 45 MINUTE TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH HIM WITHOUT ANY CONFLICT. YES , THE CHIT CHAT WAS INSIGHTFUL AND FRIENDLY. ERIC BRAGGED A BIT, BUT DON’T WE ALL.

BIOMORPHIC BIOSPHERE

BIOMORPHIC BIOSPHERE

THE PITCH OF MINE IS TO HAVE A RESEARCH LAB, WHERE I SET THE TASK TO EXPORE WITH STUDENT ASSISTANTS . WHILE TEACHING AT SCI-ARC I DID THIS WITH THE GREEN MACHINE, TURF TOWN, AND JUNGLE THEATER. THE ADVANTAGE BEING THE STUDENT HAS A FOCUSED DIRECTION, AND I AM WORKING ON WHAT IS MEANINGFUL TO ME . USING MY CREATIVE JUCIES TO ADVANCE THE PROJECT. AN OFFSHOOT OF THE APPRENTICE SYSTEM OF WORKING WITH THE MASTER ARTIST. EXCEPT THAT THERE IS NO NEED TO HAVE A PROFITABLE RETURN. THE STUDENTS BESIDES ADDING CREATIVE DESIGN IDEAS, HAVE COMPUTER SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES THAT BRING A LOT TO THE TABLE AND OFFER FAST WAYS OF EXPLORING THE EVERY CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES, PLUS MARKETING SKILLS TO PROMOTE THE ADVENTURE.

GREEN MACHINE

GREEN MACHINE

GREEN MACHINE

TURF TOWN

JUNGLE THEATER

THE BEAUTY BEING THAT I WOULD SELECT WHAT NEEDS ATTENTION AND DIRECTION, THUS BY- PASSING THE TYPICAL DEVELOPER = CLIENT THAT HAS A TON OF PRESSURES AND LIMITS. THE GREEN MACHINE EVOLVED THIS WAY, BEFORE IT RECEIVED A NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS GRANT AND A FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT TO DO IN-DEPTH DESIGN DEVELOPMENT.

THIS IS COMMON PROCEDURE AND IS HAPPENING AT UNIVERSITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, MOSTLY IN OTHER FIELDS LIKE MEDICINE AND ENGINEERING. PRIMARILY WITH THE GOAL OF GOLD. WHAT SCI-ARC WOULD BRING IS CREDIBILITY AND MOTIVATED SKILLED ASSISTANTS THAT WOULD BE A TEAM TO CHAMPION A CAUSE. TO ME THIS WOULD BE INVALUABLE AND THE PROCESS WOULD BE A CREATIVE VENT FOR STUDENTS TO ADD TO THE PROJECT.

MY SELF INTEREST IS TO GET PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS WRAPPED UP TO MY LIFE BEFORE I THROW IN THE TOWEL. HOPEFULLY ESTABLISHING A RESEARCH LAB THAT WILL LIVE ON WITHOUT ME, DEDICATED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF PUSHING THE CUTTING EDGE ENVELOPE IN AN ALTRUISTIC POSITIVE WAY. ERIK AND I HAVE SOME IDEAS OF HOW TO FUND SUCH A VENTURE.

ACOUSTICAL SHELL, MANAGUA NICARAGUA

ON STAGE

ECO RESORT ABU DHABI, GOLF CLUB

THE INTIAL PROJECT PROPOSED, BEING A STUDY OF LA, SF AND NEW YORK REMODELED WITH SYSTEMS THAT ARE INTERCHANGEABLE AND RESPECT WHAT EXISTS . A REALISTIC BIOMORPHIC BIOSPHERE REMODEL. THE CONCEPT FOR EXPORT AND CONNECTION TO URBAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT AMERICA USED IN THE BROADEST SENSE. CLIMAXED WITH A DRAMATIC SCRIPT FOR HOLLYWOOD. THIS EFFORT AND FUTURE PROJECTS WOULD NOT STOP IN THE CLASSROOM, BUT WOULD BE PITCHED TO BECOME REALITY. AUTHORSHIP OF IDEAS WOULD BE RESPECTED AND CREDITED. THE STUDENTS INVOLVED BEING A TEAM FOR IMPLEMENTATION.

INFRASTRUCTURE COMPETITION LOS ANGELES

INFRASTRUCTURE COMPETITION LOS ANGELES

SMILE ON YOUR BROTHER INTERLOCKING SYSTEM

THIS COULD BE DONE IF SOME RICH BENEFACTOR CAME FOWARD AND ALLOWED ME TO GO FOR IT. BUT THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED NOR THE CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING IS REMOTE, SO WITH SCI-ARC IT IS A WIN WIN SITUATION IN A CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT.

SO BE IT, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK

GLEN

A BIO I SUBMITTED FOR THE JURY AT SCI-ARC SEPT 10TH AND 11TH, 2011

VISIONARY ARCHITECT CONFRONTED WITH REALITY. THE RENEGADE FOUNDING PROFESSOR OF SCI-ARC FOR 20 YEARS. UP FOR SCRUTINY TO RETURN TO SCI-ARC FOR A CURTIN CALL. BRANDED BY DAUGHTER LUCIA SMALL’S CULT FILM “MY FATHERS THE GENIUS” APPEARING WORLD WIDE. A MOVIE ABOUT A GLIMPSE OF ARCHITECTURAL STRUGGLE IN A MELODRAMA OF KIDS AND WOMEN. YOUR MIDDLE CLASS JOCK OUT OF CONTROL WITH IDEALISM. DRAGGED TO MANAGUA NICARAGUA BY SCI-ARC GRADUATE ROGER LEWITES TO CREATE A LEGEND FOR THE LATE MAYOR, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND ROGUE FREEDOM FIGHTER HERTY LEWITES. RESULTING IN CHANGING MANAGUA WITH SCULPTURAL MONUMENTS OF SYMBOLIC PROGRESSIVE IMAGERY. CLIMAXED WITH THE CONCHA ACUSTICA, THE SYMBOL OF NICARAGUA.

DEDICATED TO THE TASK OF PROPOSING REALISTIC, IDEALISTIC, GREEN, ARCHITECTURAL, URBAN DESIGNS THAT ARE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AND SENSUAL. THE COULD BE VS THE NEXT PAID COMMISSION. BROKE, BANKRUPT AND FORECLOSED WITH THOUSANDS OF STORIES TO TELL FROM BEING A LACKY TO RATTLING CAGES. HIT BLOG smallatlarge STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE THAT BLABBERS ABOUT BEING AN ARCHITECTURAL TALENT IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD.

AIA ARCHITECT REGISTERED IN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON WITH A BUNCH OF EYE POPING BUILDINGS THAT ARE USER FRIENDLY. UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURAL DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, MENTORS, THE LATE ALVIN BOYARSKY OF AA FAME AND EARL MOURSUND. CLASSMATE AND FRIEND LONDON ARCHITECT RICK MATHER. MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE FROM CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART, ELIEL SARRINEN SCHOLAR SHIP. PARIS BIENNALE WITH GREEN MACHINE, JEAN NOUVEL IN CHARGE. TRAVELED WORLD WIDE, RECENTLY RETURNED FROM ABU DHABI , NICARAGUA, SAN FRANCISCO AND OREGON WITH A LOT TO SAY ABOUT PROJECTS TAKING THE BLOWS AND PRAISE FOR BEING DIRECT. COME FLY WITH ME.

GLEN HOWARD SMALL

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  • http://www.metamechanics.com chris teeter

    Saweet.

    • GLEN HOWARD SMALL

      CHRIS

      DID YOU MEAN SWEET?

      GLEN

  • http://www.atelier-amont.com Logan

    Dear Glen,

    I enjoy your writing for its dualism of sarcasm and humanity, and am happy to hear you might be heading towards some concrete means to output your creative energies, which as I understand, is probably best cultivated in the role of a teacher. I wish I would have had the opportunity to study with a personality like you, even if my own work and interests are along quite different lines. I hope at least your vitality as a human being will be appreciated today.

    All the best for your return to SCI-ARC.

    Logan

    • GLEN HOWARD SMALL

      THANKS LOGAN,

      I WILL SHOW THIS TO SCI-ARC AND DEMAND THEY HIRE ME BASED ON YOUR OPINION. YOUR COMMENTS MEAN A LOT TO ME. MY FOOD FOR LIVING.

      KEEP CLOSE,

      GLEN

  • http://www.CaliforniaArchitectCE.com JD

    Best of luck at SCiArc!

    • GLEN HOWARD SMALL

      JD,

      YOUR JUMPING THE GUN A LITTLE, BUT I HOPE I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN THERE ON A FULL TIME BASIS.

      SEND A NOTE TO ERIK MOSS TO ENCOURAGE HIM TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

      KEEP CLOSE,

      GLEN