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Revit for BIM

A few years ago our local reseller for Autodesk products that serves the Brainerd, Minnesota area called and strongly encouraged us make the transition from Architectural Desktop (now known as Architect) to Revit.  Apparently, according to him, everyone is going that...

Value of Design

In an effort to build our local business in Brainerd, Minnesota, I have joined a business networking group.  I have really enjoyed it.  I am getting to know a good group of people and we are getting better local exposure as a result. In one of my networking meetings...

Validation

There’s a great article at MSN about the need for an architect when remodeling. We can’t support this idea more.  We highly recommend reading the article, but we’ll summarize their 5 points here: 5 Reasons to Hire an Architect (opens a new window) To...

Comment on the Nature of Architecture

While reviewing our google analytics, I noticed that someone made it to our page using the search “architecture is not sculpture”.  This is an interesting place to start a discussion. By itself, the statement “architecture is not sculpture” is...

Our New Office

In the first post in this series, Going Local, I discussed the challenges facing architecture our firm when it came to breaking into our local market.  I discussed things like the local to local bias, the seasonal traffic and public works jugernaught. In the second...