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Pre-Design Architecture – Why Is It Important?

The first phase in home design is not actually a design phase at all but rather a series of planning exercises to prepare you for ...
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Sustainable Design and Green Building Practices

There is something romantic about creating an architecture integral to nature. An architecture that is sustainable and carefully uses green building practices to share with ...

Pros and Cons of Flat Roofs & Roof Decks

    At our firm, we focus on creating high-end modern homes often pushing the boundaries of form and material. One of the signature forms ...

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The Architect’s Drawing Guide

Construction drawings can be complex oftentimes featuring hundreds of pages of drawings and specifications. I have found over the years in my practice that there ...

Pre-Design Architecture – Why Is It Important?

The first phase in home design is not actually a design phase at all but rather a series of planning exercises to prepare you for ...
green building practices

Sustainable Design and Green Building Practices

There is something romantic about creating an architecture integral to nature. An architecture that is sustainable and carefully uses green building practices to share with ...

Pros and Cons of Flat Roofs & Roof Decks

    At our firm, we focus on creating high-end modern homes often pushing the boundaries of form and material. One of the signature forms ...

Why Spray Foam?

Many of us know that insulation is a major component for keeping your building cool during the summer and warm during the winter. There are ...

Using Floor Trusses in Modern Design

Most buildings built in the United States these days are built from wood. Wood is in fact a renewable resource, affordable, easy to work with, ...

Best Approaches to Basement Waterproofing

The dreaded flooding basement is a real pain. Basements, as we all know, are notorious for being damp and having water issues. This is primarily ...

Is Architecture Art?

Is architecture engineering or art? The short answer is that architectural designs are considered both an art and a science. The practice is actually a ...

What is Modern Architecture?

What is modern architecture anyway? The term “Modern” is a broad one. The term is often used to describe something progressive, against the grain, and ...

Naturally Artificial: Concepts of Treeline Home

Last month in our “Naturally Artificial Post” we discussed how context can inform an architectural response and tie the place to the functions of the ...

Construction Costs During Design

As we discussed in previous posts, construction costs can be difficult to identify during the pre-design and design process. With the many moving parts and constant ...

Wellness and Sustainability for your Home

The concept of wellness aims to find a balance that can bring harmony, while still giving each one the space to develop. A few well-known ...

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