Design in Education

The client is the primary person to consider when designing. The same goes for design in Education. Children, teachers, and staff will be using the space more than anyone. Selecting materials that have a long lifespan and are visually tasteful is crucial. A great deal of thought and consideration went into the selection process before [...]

By |2018-03-02T16:01:46+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

A Briefing on Commercial Design

Outside of their home, the majority of a person’s time spent will be in a commercial space. When designing for the public, Architects and designers are tasked with creating a space that is both appealing and accessible to the multitude of people using it. Regulated by building codes and ADA (Americans with Disability Act) building [...]

By |2018-02-22T20:43:22+00:00February 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Power of Paisley

Have you ever wondered about those trippy floral patterns and where this intricate pattern came from? Well, not surprisingly, its origins lie in ancient Persia. During the height of the British Empire, the East India Company is widely credited with bringing this creation to western civilization in the 1700’s. Shortly thereafter, the pattern began appearing [...]

By |2018-02-08T15:34:41+00:00February 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Sneak Peak into Residential Design

Designing for residential clients is a very rewarding experience.   The main difference I find between residential and commercial design is the personal connections to the space and the relationships we form with the clients. To design according to our standards, we must first get to know the client personally. Good residential design is specific [...]

By |2018-01-17T17:04:50+00:00January 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

60th Year Recap

We are very lucky to have just celebrated our 60th year of architecture and design service. The 60th year brought new staff, new projects, parties and community involvement. Here are some highlights of 2017! We are looking forward to what 2018 has to offer! Stay tuned to watch our office remodel come to [...]

By |2018-01-05T16:03:38+00:00January 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

When Design Becomes a Commodity

Historically the A&E industry has been won and lost on qualifications. In fact, until recently, it was frowned upon for A&E firms to even market themselves. There was a simpler time when reputation and word of mouth were all that differentiated whether or not designers won commissions. Rightfully so, no matter how much technology is [...]

By |2017-12-11T22:58:11+00:00December 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Interior Design in My Life: Tyece Pool

My life has been fully saturated with interior design lately. All clients present different challenges, but working for yourself is another animal entirely. My husband and I have been remodeling our home for over a year and living through a remodel is not easy. He is an extremely detailed contractor, which has proven to be [...]

By |2017-11-07T15:10:41+00:00November 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Breaking Down the Mysticism of Design Fees

It has been my experience that many of my colleagues struggle to understand the basic principles of economics. To complicate matters there are an infinite variety of services and building types making it impossible to gauge the appropriate fees with our level of service. I’ve witnessed where some architects consume themselves with design to the [...]

By |2017-10-13T14:45:22+00:00October 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments