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Flat Roofs and Roof Decks: What You Need to Know

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

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 …

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Starting Your Custom Home

Many believe the home design process starts with style selection. Unfortunately, this only places focus on what your home will look like. Rather than starting …

How it Works: Flat Roofs

A “flat roof” is actually a “low sloping roof” and the finish material will determine how low you can go. Low slope roofs have a …

3D Printed Construction

Let’s visualize for a moment the complexity of our current construction practice. Architects and engineers specify and design buildings with thousands of components, intersections, and …

8 Tips for Designing Your Dream Home

One of the greatest yet most terrifying experiences of many people’s lives is building a dream home. Having some help along the way is crucial …

Starting Sustainable: Gathering the Data

As more data becomes available about climate change, there is an increased demand for more sustainable design. From urban farming to organic produce, many people …

An Outside the Box Material Option

Today, the materials we choose to adorn our projects are almost as important as the design itself, as they can (if you do it right) …

On-Site Technology for Residential

The days of printed drawings are soon behind us. On-site tech is being used more and more especially in the commercial world. Though the residential …

Case Study: Construction Administration in South Nashville

Many architects provide design services in five phases. One of those phases includes site/construction evaluation to provide quality control helping to ensure that design interpretation …

Prefab Modular Construction

To put it simply, prefab means to construct in a factory setting and modular means repetition. Prefab modular construction, we believe, is the future of …

Rainscreens for Exterior Finishes

Moisture protection is a major consideration in any building design. Without proper moisture control your building is subject to all sorts of issues from mold …

Sustainable Wood Framing

Wood framing (type V construction) is one of the most common building typologies especially in the residential construction industry. Most homes in the U.S. use …

CAD vs. BIM, Design Software

Computer Aided Drafting or CAD, is the old way of drafting and design. While Building Information Modeling, also known as BIM, is the new way. …

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