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June 22nd, 2020

Architectural design in the not so socially distant future

As architects, we tend to look at the world fractions of an inch, identifying the smallest details, and interpreting their practicality in everyday life.  Modern architectural design is not just about walls, ceilings, and floors, it’s also about developing sustainable, efficient, and creative environments. Modern architectural design solves problems created by the needs of an […]

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school addition
October 14th, 2019

School Additions, Robotics / STEM Labs, Security & Other School Architecture Improvements

Fall has arrived! What does that mean? For starters, it means a resurgence of debate about whether folks should be excited for the reappearance of pumpkin spice everything. It means days getting shorter, another season of pro football, and holiday decorations hitting store shelves. Fall also means back to school, and for our public school […]

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professional building designers
July 11th, 2019

Getting Started: Tips from an Architect

When people think about buildings, they generally think about permanence. Sure, buildings fall into disrepair or are demolished every day; but for the most part, well-maintained buildings are intended to last for decades, if not longer. While preventative building maintenance is a topic worthy of its own discussion, the initial building design and construction, renovation, […]

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vocational support
May 21st, 2019

Vocational School Architecture: Can Your Facility Support Vocational Programs?

Vocational Support Like many things, college used to be a lot more affordable in the ‘good ol’ days.’ It’s getting increasingly expensive less attainable for many. Luckily for would-be students, there’s another option: vocational programs. And vocational support is rising. Vocational programs give learners the skills they need for a specific job. These are usually […]

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school security protocols
April 19th, 2019

Design’s Impact on School Security Protocols

School Security Protocols As of December 2018, Americans have been terrorized by 325 mass shootings this year, many of which have taken place in schools. That’s not counting other incidents of school violence, threats, and other safety issues. In order to be proactive, school security protocols must be a major concern for administrators, educators, families, […]

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green architecture firm
January 29th, 2019

What it Means to be a Green Architecture Firm

Green Architecture Firms Explained All of us living on Earth are the stewards of our planet, and it’s our responsibility to keep it healthy for ourselves and for generations to come. A green architecture firm does this by designing and constructing buildings while understanding the impact a building will have on the local environment and […]

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school architects
December 12th, 2018

Choosing the Right School Architects

School Architects “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us” – Winston Churchill Put simply, school facilities DO impact learning, and with high-quality, safe, durable buildings, students and teachers perform better. A school is one of the community’s most valuable assets and is one of the most important facilities in a person’s life — whether […]

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building condition assessment
December 4th, 2018

Developing a Comprehensive Building Condition Assessment

Building Condition Assessment The condition of your building now, and its potential condition in the future, impacts decisions about your budget, repairs and maintenance, and construction projects down the road. Without a building condition assessment, however, you are simply guessing at what kind of shape your building is in, and what needs to be done […]

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value of an architect
November 23rd, 2018

The Hidden Value of an Architect

What Does an Architect Do? (It may be more than you think) An architect is like the composer and conductor of an orchestra — he or she has a major role within a team. Architects of community spaces – such as schools, offices, and neighborhood buildings – are not just designing a building or drawing lines […]

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