Designer Chairs

Designer Chairs

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Designer chairs from early and mid-century are all the rage! What is it about these chairs that resonate with today’s consumers? We would argue that designer chairs are timeless, modern classics. They work well with our modern sensibility, combining modern design with exceptional craftsmanship. The field of furniture design appeals to architects who are preoccupied […]

Then and Now

Then and Now

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Then and Now. Several other architects inspired me to compare what it was like as an architecture student, way back when with my life today. It’s been quite a journey… It’s been over 30 years since I was an architecture student at U of I and Rice. There’s been lots of change and much of it […]

2016 Favorite Things

2016 Favorite Things

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Our 2016 Favorite Things At the end of the year, do you look back and think about your favorite things? Here at the office, we have a tradition of reflecting back on products that really worked for us and experiences that were really special. 2016 was a great year for our city, our clients, and […]

Handmade vs. Machine-Made

Handmade vs. Machine-Made

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Handmade vs. machine-made, which aesthetic do you prefer? We like both! Each aesthetic can be attractive on its own or combined with the other. Chuck and I both enjoy doing carpentry, furniture building and tinkering in general. We appreciate beautiful things made by hand. We also appreciate the more precise aesthetic and ease of assembly of […]

Thinking about Building?

Thinking about Building?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Thinking about building? You’ll want to talk to with an architect! An architect can help you to design your building or structure. They will work with you to find a qualified general contractor to build your project. Your architect will represent, advise, and consult with you until your company occupies the building –  and beyond. […]

Floor Plans Tell a Story

Floor Plans Tell a Story

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Floor plans tell us a lot about a building – maybe more than you think. A floor plan is a two-dimensional drawing to scale that shows a room or building from above. It indicates the relationships between rooms on one level of a structure. Architects use floor plans as a tool to design buildings. Later, […]

Exterior Tile for Cold Climates

Exterior Tile for Cold Climates

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Be smart when selecting exterior tile in areas with cold climates. Think about how the exterior tile will be used and the kinds of abuse to which it will be subjected. Consider the complete installation and how the various materials work as a system, including the intended substrate and all the materials: tile, mortar, grout, […]

Structural Composite Lumber

Structural Composite Lumber

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Structural composite lumber has become increasingly popular in building construction. This is due to the product’s strength, reliability, availability, and consistency as compared to conventional wood members. We use structural composite lumber where we need high strength; where there are large openings such as those for patio and garage doors; and in remodeling projects where […]

Branded Facility Design

Branded Facility Design

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Branded facility design is an exciting, challenging segment of our architectural work. It’s very different from other architectural projects because the brand guidelines inform so many of the designer’s decisions. Whether we are choosing finishes and furnishings or designing space plans and building exteriors, corporate brand guidelines will have a strong impact on our design […]

Famous Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Famous Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of our favorite architects and inspired us (along with our dad!) to choose architecture as our profession. Here are some things that we like about Wright’s work, along with a few neat places you can go to experience Wright’s genius for yourself. Wright Designs and Influence Our familiarity with Wright’s […]