The Impact of the Pandemic on Architectural Design

Over the past year, the team at Patuxent Architects has been considering the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on architecture. Throughout history, we have seen examples of the way fast-spreading diseases like tuberculosis and typhoid have changed the way buildings and homes were constructed. Architects added large windows to let in more light and used […]

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Current Trends in Sustainable Architecture

Trends come and go, but one that will likely always stick around is sustainability. Over the years, sustainable building and design has moved to the forefront of many companies’ priorities. Ever-increasing knowledge about the Earth and non-renewable resources has made “going green” less hippie, and more mainstream.  Many energy-saving techniques, such as daylight harvesting and low […]

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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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