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By: Tyler Stone
February 11th, 2022

Material selection is an important component of the architectural process. As you reach Design Development, your architect will present options for structural supports, exterior claddings, and interior finishes.

By: Tyler Stone
January 31st, 2022

As you look around your work environment, you may find it’s no longer living up to its potential. Whether your workspace feels cramped, distracting, or simply outdated, it may be time for a refresh.

By: Tyler Stone
January 17th, 2022

Budgets drive the design and construction process. If you’re operating on a tight budget, you may be worried about achieving your goals. In our experience, however, you don’t need an endless budget to create an effective project.

By: Tyler Stone
January 7th, 2022

If you are thinking about starting a building project, material prices may be a major concern. Since 2020, prices for important materials like lumber and steel have increased. You may be wondering how you (and your architect) can manage risk.

By: Tyler Stone
January 3rd, 2022

Whether you’re building a new home or planning a renovation, working with an architect is a sound investment. An architect can discover design solutions that maximize energy efficiency, reduce life cycle costs, and uniquely reflect your lifestyle—all while helping you manage costs and schedules.

By: Tyler Stone
December 29th, 2021

When choosing an architect, you want the greatest value for your dollar. Unfortunately, comparing architecture fees is a difficult task. Not all architects charge the same way or include the same services in their quote, making it difficult to get an apples-to-apples comparison.

By: Tyler Stone
December 20th, 2021

It’s a common situation. You are planning a commercial fit out to expand your business. Your friend with construction experience drafts some drawings, and you contact your city government to get a building permit. Unfortunately, the city says you cannot move forward until you have drawings that are stamped by an architect.

By: Tyler Stone
November 15th, 2021

The architectural process starts by exploring ideas and setting goals. There are thousands of decisions on a building project, and your goals should influence each.

By: Tyler Stone
November 1st, 2021

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is the most rigorous sustainable building design standard. Rather than “do less harm,” it seeks to create buildings that positively impact the environment and community—making the world a better place through design and construction.

By: Tyler Stone
October 25th, 2021

If you plan to rehabilitate a historic structure, the Federal Historic Preservation Incentive Program is an effective financing option. The program offers a tax credit equal to 20% of your rehabilitation costs. By leveraging this opportunity, you can minimize financial risk and increase your budget’s potential.