Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Why Did Scott Brown Win the Mass Senate Race?

Scott Brown was born in a family whose parents divorced when he was only one year old. He spent some time living with his aunt during the unsteady times of this mom and dad’s well being. In fact, for a period of time, his mom had to resort to welfare to just make ends meet.

At a young age, Scott was arrested for shop lifting record albums in a local store. The judge asked him what he thought that his siblings would think of him if they had to see him play basketball while in prison. This question and the 1500 word essay that the judge required him to write about his bad choice of stealing was his penalty and his sobering remedy to be more concerned about others around him.
Scott joined the Lion’s Club and later joined the National Guard.
Scott became the “regular guy.”

So what made Scott Brown the winning candidate for the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate? Even more important, what helped Scott Brown win the election for the U.S. Senate seat that was taken by the long standing democrat Senator Ted Kennedy of 30 years plus?

It appears that Scott won the election last night because the community was turned off by being represented by a Democrat fill-in person that took for granted that her position would be protected since the Commonwealth of Mass. Was seemly always democrat. It seemed that the people of that state resented that they were to be represented by someone that represented a social medical agenda that the state endorsed under a republican governor Mitt Romney and found that their decision was too costly and too inefficient. They seemed to want no more of this on a federal level.

What can we learn from this on an architectural level?

My take is that we need not take for granted that stock plans, designers, and builders can provide a sufficient end product for our spacial needs at our church designs, office layouts, or our home renovations. It might be cheaper to hire a builder to construct one of these without well thought out designs by an architect, but in the long run, we cannot take for granite that they will be able to provide the design services that will truly reflect our spacial needs.

Don’t waste your money or time. Hire an architect. It doesn’t have to be my firm, Lane Architecture + Design. Find an architect that has been published and has an extensive testimonial list that recommends their services. If they can provide a design that will help your organization experience the type of business and lifestyle you desire – hire them immediately. It will be the best thing you could do for yourself or your company.

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