SCI-Arc alumnus Guy Horton (M.Arch '06) and his wife, writer Sherin Wing, recently published the book The Real Architect's Handbook: Things I Didn't Learn in Architecture School. An incisive and hilarious examination of the underbelly of the architecture profession, the book tackles the many issues facing architects and architecture students.
From advice on how to keep your sanity and what not to wear, to what kind of firm you should work for and what makes a good designer, the book answers all the crucial questions. The featured "What [not] to do's" are for anyone considering architecture school and the profession. By critically examining the realities of the discipline (with a good dash of humor), the handbook provides invaluable survival tips and professional advice.
Horton is a featured architecture critic for The Huffington Post. He also writes "The Indicator," ArchDaily's occasionally controversial column on the culture of architecture. A frequent contributor to Archinect, Horton was recently appointed to the Pacific Palisades Design Review Board by Councilman Bill Rosendahl.