Go To the Cave … or Return to Camp?

Go To the Cave … or Return to Camp?

How many of you remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books from your childhood? Go the Cave … Return to Camp? This “concept” works in Design as well.

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Ep 070: Dirty Side to Clean Buildings

Ep 070: Dirty Side to Clean Buildings

When discussing the dirty side to clean buildings, we are focusing on Material Health and Transparency as it pertains to the practice of architecture

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What’s On My Desk?

What’s On My Desk?

“What’s on my Desk” is a question that comes up from time to time – even more so when I post a picture that has scotch and Jolly Ranchers in it.

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Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

Bar Renovation – From Bad to Better

“Addition by Subtraction” was the theme for the renovation of my bar. Considerate detailing that thought about the entire space resulted in a simple and modern solution.

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Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Fireplace Renovation – The Long Haul

Renovating my house has not been awesome for so many reasons, but slowly and surely we are getting someplace with it all. The most recent item to be added to the “mostly” completed list is my fireplace. Let’s make this clear right from the beginning – I despise my fireplace in the way that Harry Potter despises Voldemort … it is absolute and with malice.

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Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Going Dark on my Fence and Deck

Should you paint your fence black? I came pretty close and settled in on a charcoal color (which was a nice change from the previous color of “raw hot dog”) and I’m here to tell you that going dark can be a very good thing.

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Dear John, An Ode Public Restroom Design

Dear John, An Ode Public Restroom Design

Public Restroom design is often one of the most overlooked and underserved architectural typologies. These projects present their own kind of design challenges that may not always come to mind at first pass. They do not need to be “throw-away” projects but should be considered a chance to make the mundane a bit better through design and thoughtful consideration.

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