Today marks the first time I’ve been officially published.

Cincinnati Refined gave me the opportunity to combine my love of architecture and history to come up with an article about something Cincy-centric for their website.  I chose to look at the myriad styles of architecture built within the last 150 years in the urban core, illustrating the change we’ve seen from the 1860s all the way to the 2010s.  Each decade was represented with a building that was constructed within it and a (no-more-than) 200 word historical description was given for each building.  I actually originally wrote more for several of the buildings, but had to scale it down to fit established parameters.  Some were easier than others to write about and the whole process of finishing the written portion took roughly a week.  We’ve been having horrible weather lately, so shooting each one with the level of quality I’ve set for myself was more of a challenge than I originally thought it would be.  I finished and submitted it for review two days before my art show and it finally went live this morning.  I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.  A year ago I wouldn’t have dreamed I’d be contributing to their website in this capacity, so it’s extremely uplifting to be in this position now.

Go check it out and click through the rest of the website; Leah and Clay do a tremendous job of highlighting fun, beautiful, interesting things around town.