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 the design. We call this phase “pre-design.” Pre-design has one primary objective; to gather and understand the project parameters and make sure that you have all the data about the […]

Sustainable Design and Green Building Practices

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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 nature rather than dominate it. Sustainable building practices take time and energy to be done correctly.   What is Green Building? Green building is the design and construction method that […]

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 found in many modern projects is the flat roof. In today’s blog, we look at how flat roofs work and what you should know when considering one for your next […]

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, and provides enough strength for most projects. Wood products range from commodity lumber (2x4s, 2x6s, etc.), engineered lumber, (LVLs, Plywood, etc.), and pre-fab trusses. In today’s blog, we discuss floor […]

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 because water moves in all directions underground, sometimes even straight up. Not to mention soil weights a lot more when wet placing lots of stress on basement walls leading to […]

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 to getting off on the right track. Our firm specializes in creating solutions for complex homes and situations on a daily basis but another big part of our firm is […]