Freelance Articles

Below are samples of my freelance work for various publications, including SNAP, Architectural Record, Texas Architect, Contract, and others. I am also available as a copywriter for clients.

To contact me for an assignment, please send me an email at editor (at) architectstoybox.com.

Texas Architect

November/December 2021

Health Care Products

Architectural Record

December 2021

Record Products

Horizon Building Group

Sponsored Content for clients including NAHB + Valspar.

Stone Source / Mission Stone & Tile

Copyrighting including blog posts, product descriptions, and other content.
Blogs, product descriptions, and other content.

Architectural Record

Record Kitchen & Bath

January/February 2021

Texas Architect

Made in Texas

 

July/August 2018

Texas Architect

Office Furnishings

 

May/June 2018

Texas Architect

Facades

 

May 2018

Forbes.com

The Sailboat that Fits in Your Trunk

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ritaorrell/2018/05/10/the-sailboat-that-fits-in-your-trunk/#113d3ab474f0

April 2018

Forbes.com

Jabbrrbox Transports The Office to the Airport

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ritaorrell/2018/04/19/jabbrrbox-transports-the-office-to-the-airport/#9a81314229d2

 

March/April 2018

Texas Architect

Residential Furnishings

 

January/February

Texas Architect

Kitchen & Bath Products

December 2017

Architectural Record

Contributor, Record Products 2017: Openings + Kitchen & Bath

https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13144-record-products-2017

November/December 2017

Texas Architect

Furnishings for the Modern Office

September/October 2017

Texas Architect

Surfacing

 

July/August 2017

Texas Architect

Containers

http://txamagazine.org/2017/07/06/products-containers/

July 2017

Architectural Record

Solar Control & Health Care Products

June 2017

Architectural Record

Walls & Landscape Products

May 2017 & June 2017

Contract Magazine

Contributor, NeoCon 2017 Preview

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/contract/201705/index.php#/100

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/contract/201706/index.php#/66

May/June 2017

Texas Architect

Products: Wellness & Healthcare

https://txamagazine.org/2017/05/16/products-wellness-healthcare/

 

 

May 2017

Architectural Record

Roofing, Lighting & Building Envelope Products

http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/12675-may-2017-product-briefs-roofing-products

http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/12689-may-2017-product-briefs-new-architectural-lighting-fixtures

http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/12673-may-2017-product-briefs-building-envelopes

March/April 2017

Texas Architect

Outdoor Furnishings

https://txamagazine.org/2017/03/02/products-outdoor-furnishings/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January/February 2017

Texas Architect

Lighting Products

https://txamagazine.org/2017/01/06/products-interior-lighting/

December 2016

Contract Magazine

Contributor, Editors’ Choice

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/contract/201612/#/36

December 2016

Record Products: Openings, Kitchen & Bath, Finishes & Surfaces

Architectural Record

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November/December 2016

Products: Interactive Office Spaces

Texas Architect

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https://txamagazine.org/2016/11/11/products-6/

November/December 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Architect Who Has Everything

Texas Architect

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https://texasarchitects.org/v/article-detail/Holiday-Gift-Guide-For-the-Architect-Who-Has-Everything/rj/

September/October 2016

Made in the USA Products

Texas Architect

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https://txamagazine.org/2016/09/07/products-3/

 

July/August 2016

Landscape Products

Texas Architect

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June 2016

NeoCon 2016 preview

KONTOR

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https://www.kontor.com/stories/article/neocon-2016-preview

June 2016

Contributor, NeoCon Preview

Contract Magazine

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/contract/201606/index.php#/68

May/June 2016

Texas Architect

Products: Residential

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https://texasarchitects.org/v/texas-architect-magazine/May-June-2016/61/

May 2016

Contributor, NeoCon Preview

Contract Magazine

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/contract/201605/#/110

 

March/April 2016

Products: International Design

Texas Architect

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https://texasarchitects.org/v/texas-architect-magazine/March-April-2016/60/

 

March 2016

Guest blogger, Instagrammer, and Tweeter during the Architectural Digest Design Show

Sharp Communications

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http://www.sharpthink.com/top-picks-2016-ad-design-show/

January/February 2016

Control Products

Texas Architect

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December 2015

Architectural Record

Contributor, Record Products (Facades & Finishes/Surfacing)

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http://www.architecturalrecord.com/2015-record-products

December 2015

Contract

Contributor, Product Briefs: Editors Choice

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http://www.architecturalrecord.com/2015-record-products

 

November/December 2015

Texas Architect

Products: Curtainwall

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https://texasarchitects.org/v/blog-detail/Products-Curtain-Wall-Systems/om/

 

November/December 2015

SNAP

New Product Roundup

Case Study: Retail

Trade Show News: Cersaie

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mh/snap_20151112/index.php#/14

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mh/snap_20151112/index.php#/18

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mh/snap_20151112/index.php#/102

November 2015

Contract

Product Briefs

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/contract/201511/#/42

September/October 2015

SNAP

New Product Roundup

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mh/snap_20150910/index.php#/14

September 2015

Architectural Record

Products: Kitchen & Bath

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September/October 2015

Texas Architect

Products: Furnishings

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July/August 2015

Texas Architect

Products: K-12 Education

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SNAP

inBrief

“CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain to Open New North American HQ”

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http://digitaladmin.bnpmedia.com/publication/?i=269058

May/June 2015

Texas Architect

Walls & Wallcoverings

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https://texasarchitects.org/v/texas-architect-magazine/May-June-2015/5r/

May 2015

Archrecord.com

Editor’s Picks 2015: Highlights from NYCxDesign and ICFF

http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2015/05/150520-Editors-Picks-2015-ICFF-WantedDesign-NYCxDesign-Products.asp

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April/May 2015

American Craft

Product Placement: Leather Necessity

( in print and online)

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http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/leather-necessity

March/April 2015

Texas Architect

Products: Cladding

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January/February 2015

Texas Architect

Products: Green Product Roundup

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http://issuu.com/taartdir/docs/ta15_j-f_web/26?e=1238403/10844916

December 2014

Engineering News-Record

A Coffee Brewer Tough Enough for the Jobsite

(In print and online)

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http://enr.construction.com/products/product_snapshot/2014/1229-a-coffee-brewer-tough-enough-for-the-jobsite.asp

December 2014

Texas Architect

Holiday Gift Guide

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https://texasarchitects.org/v/blog-detail/2014-TxA-Gift-Guide/ll

November/December 2014

Texas Architect

Products: Tile

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October 2014

Interior Design Market Tabloid

Fabric + Wallcoverings

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October 2014

architecturalrecord.com

Best of GreenBuild 2014

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http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/10/141031-best-of-greenbuild-2014.asp

September/October 2014

Texas Architect

Products: Green Roofs + Walls

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July/August 2014

Texas Architect

Products: Hospitality

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May/June 2014

Texas Architect

Products: Kitchen + Bath

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http://issuu.com/taartdir/docs/ta14_05.06_webpreview/6?e=1238403/7655217

March/April 2014

SNAP

InBrief

“Dirty Laundry? Just Bead It”

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mh/snap_20140304/#/10

Tradeshow News

“Co-Locate it and They Will Come”

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mh/snap_20140304/#/138

 

March/April 2014

Texas Architect

Products Column

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March 2014

Residential Building Products & Technology

Trend of the Month Column

“Trend Spotting: A Report from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show”

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http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/lebharfriedman/rb_201403/#/14

 

January 2014

 architecturalrecord.com

News
Newsmaker: Sean Carlson Perry
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http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/01/140117-Newsmaker-Sean-Carlson-Perry.asp

January 2014

At Home with Century21

Trend Watch
“Pantone Colors of the Year, Starring, Dazzling Blue”
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November 2013

Residential Building Products and Technology
Trend of the Month Column
“Copper Tops”
 

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/lebharfriedman/rb_201311/#/8

November/December 2013

SNAP
Trade Show News: London (Design) Calling

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mh/snap_20131112/#/166

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October 18, 2013

architecturalrecord.com
“Hands on Design with Digital Help”

http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2013/10/131018-Out-of-Hand-Postdigital-Museum-of-Arts-and-Design.asp

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September 2013

architecturalrecord.com
“Best of the London Design Festival”

http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2013/09/130926-Best-of-the-London-Design-Festi

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