Clients, Budgets and the Joy of Design

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Architecture and it’s creation is an ongoing process. I truly feel like it isn’t done until it’s built. I once knew of an architect who was a good business man but the designs that emanated from his office where mediocre at best. He felt that the process of creating a design, then figuring out the details, then drawing it, then building it was a rigid law of nature that could not be altered. Once the initial design was done, then, design was done. You put down your creative brain and pick the technical one.
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Back with a heart

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

I have been absent for a while but here I am getting back into the swing of things. The economy definitely seems to be picking up, such that I have been so busy I have neglected this blog. Everyone I speak with has definitely seen in increase in their work load which is great for all of us. It means buildings are being planned which means construction is on the way back. YAAAAY!
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The Art of Inclusion

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

For years, actually for almost a century the “elite” architects of the world have been honing their skills in the art of exclusion.  Reductionism has reined supreme as the Holy Grail of the minimalist ideal, sought, pursued, and relentlessly forced upon the public.  The public has been too smart, they have not been fooled, and they have not been shamed into accepting it.  At the same time, these elite architects have “elevated” themselves into their own exclusive club.  A club so elevated, I believe they now dwell on the moon, or some other inhospitable planet.


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Truly Sustainable

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

So what is sustainable and what does it really mean if you are considering building a new house? Some would have you believe that it is just about using the latest certified materials, good insulation, and solar panels or geothermal, or some kind of new “green” technology. A lot of the buzz around “green” building is stuck very much in the fad mode of thinking. It’s the latest cause you’re supposed to be interested in. The reality is much simpler, much broader, and much more radical for today’s American society. Live simple
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