Credit: Art Streiber
The faces of El Dorado. Back row: Douglas Stockman (principal); Jenn Whiteford (receptionist); Chris Burk (project manager); Nancy Woodfill (administrative controller); Dan Maginn (principal); Brady Neely (fabrication manager); David Dowell (principal); Steve Salzer (project manager). Front row: Clint Wynn (technology manager); Josh Shelton (principal); Katie McCurry (marketing & business development manager); Sean Slattery (project manager).
Beach ball (n): systemwide computer network lockup.
burked (v): a subtle correction to whatever you’re doing by super-employee Chris Burk.
Dumbth (n): a state of profound straightforwardness.
fatty (n): dual-sided spatial partition with functional elements programmed into both faces.
fur (n): any landscape material used on a building project.
junk (n): any caffeinated beverage.
The LEEDS (n): shorthand for the USGBC’s LEED Certification Program.
Longbean (n): Money.
Precious (n): tightly radiused ¾ x 1½ steel tube, rarely stocked by American steel suppliers.
Radical Pragmatism (n): a design strategy emphasizing the unique potential of a constraint-based problem-definition process.
Reverse Abe Lincoln (n): a mechanized building detail that performs counterproductively when operated.
Sanctioned Meddling (n): a tendency to covertly incorporate benevolently mischievous constructions into unlikely civic situations.
sassafras (n): incomprehensible but intelligent-sounding design-related mumbo jumbo.
sazerac (n): any alcoholic beverage.
’sm (adj): gutteral vocal response denoting approval of someone else’s idea.
Sustainaffordability (n): a common sense sustainable design strategy that balances initial capital costs with long-term operational savings.
Whang (n): a desirable cantilever.