The Value of Design

Many people mistakenly think that design is simply the decoration that is added on top of a project to help make it beautiful.  Design is, in reality, the planning that makes a building or space function well, last longer and cost less to operate.  While the average...

Retail in the Time of COVID-19

With the advent of the COVID-19 virus, everything in our world changed. One thing that is very different is the nature of shopping. This has been undergoing change with the rise of the internet but the pandemic accelerated this change. Gone are the days when shopping...

The Positive Impact of Sustainable Architecture

We live in a time of change and challenge. Things around us seem overwhelming and beyond our control. Between an unseen virus, long and simmering societal tensions, and global climate change, we seem buffeted at all sides. But there are things each of us can do to...

The House of the Future

Few things in our culture have changed as little or as slowly as the construction of houses. As was the case fifty years ago, a set of paper plans is made into a real building by a set of contractors with tape measures using wood 2×4 studs. The workmen of 1920...

The Post-COVID Home

During the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, we have all gotten to know our homes better than we ever thought was possible. They have become our schools, our offices, our restaurants, and our movie theaters. In this time of change it is inevitable that we should think...