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“We Came, We Saw, We Kicked It’s Ass!” – Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters

Hello there!  Name’s Robie.  Robie Wood.  Professionally, Robie J. Wood, Architect.  Member is dubious standing with the American Institute of Architects.  Self-proclaimed McMansion Master.  The quote above represents my goal for all McMansions past, present, and in the future.  I don’t hate McMansions but rather revel in their absurdity.  I am obsessed with their existence.  Architects turned their noses up at residential design and went and hid in academia and obsessed over dead-tech, post modernist bullshit (to quote Al Pacino in Heat).  We ceded the direction of the mass-produced housing market to builders and developers of ill taste and wide lapels.  My God what they have wrought.  Well I’m here to call them out and offer some light-hearted insight, quick sketches, and bad photoshop on what makes McMansions what they are and how they might be done differently.

Yes, I’m a super hero.

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