Kelbaugh also points out that the study of architecture has become more academic and less practical (although he's hoping that it is swinging back from high theory to more emphasis on construction, affordability, and sustainability). "Where once building your own house might have helped get tenure, it is less likely to now," he says.
However they do it, most people work at making their houses personal to them, but architects designing their own homes can ratchet up the personal many notches. As Hopkins says, "A home is not a home unless it's about you; otherwise, it's just a house."
[Originally published in November, 2012.]