March 14

 

Lonnie Armstrong

By Talk Design

March 14, 2024



Join Lonnie Armstrong, an experienced builder from Austin, Texas, as he shares insights into his journey from childhood curiosity to a career in construction science. Transitioning from initial aspirations in design and mechanics, Lonnie's path led him to discover his passion for hands-on work in construction, illustrating the importance of adaptability and seizing opportunities.

In the shifting landscape of architectural education, Lonnie discusses the debate between virtual and physical creation, highlighting the collaboration between builders and architects to ensure feasible designs within budget and construction constraints.

Navigating the challenges of construction, Lonnie explores the need for collaborative problem-solving in the face of unforeseen obstacles and emphasizes the importance of environmental considerations in building projects. Driven by a shared passion for craftsmanship, both architects and builders are motivated by a desire to create and problem-solve, fostering a deep appreciation for the industry and its practitioners. Recognizing the talent and skill of tradespeople, Lonnie emphasizes the value of experience over traditional education, addressing the labour shortage in the industry and promoting its appeal through the enjoyable aspects of problem-solving and fulfilment derived from completing projects.

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