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Value of Discussion

We recently had a high school senior in our office.  He’s planning on a career in architecture.  A friend of ours works as a counselor in the local high school and recommend this young man come talk to us and possibly “job shadow” to see what...

It's ARCHITECTURE, not Sculpture…

Recently, Frank O. Gehry has been sued by MIT for some serious issues regarding the design of the three year old Stata Center. This building is a great example of the difference between architecture and sculpture. Architecture is meant to be inhabited and used....

Before You Start Designing…

Before You Start Designing there are some exercises you can go through to help you get a better handle on your new home or remodel. Grab a tape measure and a pad of paper. Enlist the help of everyone who lives there (or visits regularly), including small children...

Less is NOT more…

Mies van Der Rohe said “less is more”.  At first, this thought seems to make sense.  But Milton Glazer has a more nuanced position that I think nails it.  He said:   Being a child of modernism I have heard this mantra all my life. Less is more. One...

Why an Architect?

Subtitled: Plan Book vs. Draftsman vs. Contractor vs. Architect There are very few of us who undertake any building project without some planning. We try and figure out what we need, how it’s going to be put together and how much it’s going to cost us. For some...