Do you design commercial projects?

Do you design commercial projects? Yes, most of my experience is commercial work. I have experience with residential, office, hospitality, industrial, retail, medical, religious and multi-family building types. When an architect earns his/her license, he/she is qualified to design any building type. I specialize in personalized homes because I like the residential scale, scope and.. read more →

13 Oct 2008
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What’s the difference between an architect and designer?

What is the difference between an architect and a designer?   The difference between an architect and a designer is: Education – an architect must graduate from an accredited university, pass a licensing exam and fulfill annual continuing education requirements. Experience – an architect will have drafting, office management, project mangement, specification writing, construction oversight,.. read more →

18 Sep 2008
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What is the most common service clients request?

What is the most common service clients request? Most clients request the design package (The Sketch, The Details, The Docs) because they are interested in buying the expertise and documents to bid and build their project. But consider asking your architect to help you choose the best project (The Test), select a compatible builder (The.. read more →

11 Aug 2008
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Universal Design Principles

Every architect, designer, artist, builder or hobbyist has a design philosophy. Most philosphies involve a flowery description of the design psyche and excessive use of compound adjectives. Those profound perfunctory proclomations of perpetual purpose make my head hurt. My design philosophy is not unique, but it’s simple — good homes are responsive to lifestyle and location. read more →

09 Aug 2008
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Using It — Every Space, Every Day

I have too many things I don’t use. Much of it is my fault. Like many Americans, I’m blessed with all the necessities and an abundance of extras. Those extras include too many music CDs, novelty clothes, trinkets and memorabilia that seemed important at the time, but still remain packed in boxes left over from the move. How important could those extras be if I rarely use them? In contrast, I have a few things that seem important because I use them every single day — my computer, my wedding band and my wallet. My house is also something I use every day thanks to a lifestyle choice I call “every space, every day“. read more →

02 Nov 2007
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