"Archispeak, archibabble, and talkitecture represent a language that nascent minds pick up in architecture school and carry around for some time. But it’s a double-edged sword," writes William Richards from the AIA. "On one hand, architects borrow words (and their concepts) from literary criticism, biology, the social sciences, and some other non-architectural disciplines to enrich their thinking about a design problem. On the other hand, those words may obscure the architect’s meaning when they attempt to turn around and explain their solution to that problem to someone else." Read More