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Design vs. Styling

A considerable amount (some would say most) of current as well as historic architecture is derivative of an earlier design or design style. In my opinion, it takes an aligning of the stars for a truly unique design to take place. And ironically, that work of art is often the foundation for many pale repetitions …

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Dialog and Subtle Design

One of my favorite professors in Architecture School was always encouraging us to pay close attention to any built environment we might find ourselves in, how it affected our mood and perceptions and most importantly, why.   From landscapes and streetscapes to the inside and outside of buildings, our built environment affects us in obvious …

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Design Development and Construction Documents weighing the values

Design Development and Construction Documents: weighing the values

My Outline of Architectural Services describes the different phases of professional services that I offer. For context, please review the Design Development and Construction Document sections. Some of my clients decline the Design Development (DD) phase, primarily as a way to reduce fees. In the long-run, that usually doesn’t actually save money since the preplanning …

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The Value of Digital Modeling

It’s one thing to look at a floor plan (and other 2-dimensional drawings) and another thing entirely to clearly see what your new home or building will look like. When compared to the blueprints that launched its construction, it can be surprising how differently a completed building actually looks. Depending on your expectations, sometimes that …

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