It Really Does Make a Difference

There are many who don’t think it does…and many who don’t even notice it. But good residential design does make a difference. Eight years ago we moved in to our new house. I had designed it and contracted it (the construction of it is a different story for a different day). Our family enjoyed it….

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 (they can hold the “dumb” end of…

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 projects, we plan it out in our…

Will Green Be Enough?

Those of us who desire residential architecture that better reflects our modern times have wondered what it will take to get there.  A look through plan books, Better Homes and Gardens, and a number of places show that we’re not leaning modern, yet. The “Green” movement might bring hope.  While vernacular designs did take into…