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Four #@%&*$ Walls

Usually, I try to stay away from such language. But a recent experience has sort of caused some angst. Recently, we moved our offices from my “home” office, to a new office in an old junior high school. We didn’t fit anymore. Employees cramed...

Trifecta

There has been some discussion on this web site and others about the cost associated with well designed homes. In my post entitled “McPeople” I posited that home owners in general are willing to accept inferior design in the name of blandness and resale. A commenter...

Public Image – Lumberjack vs. Professional

I am a big hockey fan. That helps me “fit in” a little bit here in Brainerd. My oldest son has now been playing in the local amateur hockey association for the last 3 years. It has been really great for our family. We have made a lot of good friends and...

Going Local

We have been practicing architecture in Brainerd, Minnesota as Oldham Hirst Design now for about 4 years. My partner has been practicing architecture here on his own for an additional 2 years and worked for a local firm for several years before that. We like it here....

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...