Money Saving Tips During Construction

Construction of a new home, or renovation of an existing home, can be one of the largest investments you make in your lifetime.  With a few simple cost-saving pointers, creating your American dream does not have to become your financial nightmare. Review your construction budget as carefully as you review your construction schedule.  With your […]

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Kitchen Remodeling in 2020

It’s true!  The kitchen is the heart of the home.  No longer a place to simply prepare meals, the kitchen is an integral space in your home for gathering and creating memories that will last a lifetime.   Kitchens in 2020 are now full of customized elements that meet each chef’s unique needs.  From farmhouse […]

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Custom Design by an Architect vs. Builder/Stock Plans

For most people, a home is the single largest investment they will make during their lifetime.  It is often the most important investment made as well.  Getting the most from this investment starts with personalized, local planning between the homeowner and an architect.   Many factors go into the design and planning of your new home.  Not only […]

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A Room with a View – Maximizing Potential in Existing Space

When purchasing a waterfront home, the ability to enjoy a gorgeous sunrise or sunset and savor water views from every possible space is critical.  Smaller rooms where people find themselves spending a great deal of time may serve an important function but offer little or no opportunities to enjoy the beauty beyond the walls. A […]

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Creating Client-Centered Spaces in New Commercial Construction

From people to pets, creating modern, functional and comfortable spaces not only creates a great first impression but allows medical professionals to most effectively use their commercial property to deliver 21st century care.  Today doctors find themselves revisiting the age-old waiting rooms and exam tables with an eye on open spaces that facilitate patient privacy […]

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What is Building Information Modeling?

For 20 years now, our firm has used ArchiCad 3D modeling software to design buildings.  It has evolved during that time into a 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software which allows us to model a virtual building in the computer.  When we “draw a plan” we’re actually creating a virtual three-dimensional model of the building […]

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Why Should I Hire an Architect?

Architecture is part art and part science. In school, the architect learns about the art of architecture, about making buildings and spaces aesthetically pleasing by applying time-tested theories of artistic design.  The architectural student also learns the science of architecture that allows them to design a structure that will resist the many forces that are […]

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