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The economy is still struggling to recover, but are we looking at the wrong measure? The report this morning is that small businesses are uncertain about the economic recovery because consumers are not spending like they used to spend. If I remember correctly, our economic collapse was blamed on ...
06/06/2011
The Generations Home grows from the practical design of the American farm house, integrating this iconic architecture with modern technologies. Traditional elements such as the large front porch are combined with modern elements, such as the open floor plan, creating a series of spaces designed t...
06/05/2011
Great list of tips to keep you safe this summer. There is no need to take a chance, make sure you follow the tips below so that the fun can continue! Thanks for sharing Kelly! Nothing announces the arrival of summer like firing up the grill. Unfortunately, nothing sours a summer party faster than...
06/04/2011
Our firm expanded into the Harrisonburg Virginia market almost three years ago. Through a very rough economy we have survived. Not only did we survive, we have grown, hiring an interior designer, moved to a larger office, and built a brand for quality, energy efficient, healthy design work. Our a...
06/04/2011
When showing a home have you ever had a client look into the crawl space. I am helping this home owner fix a problem left for them by the previous owners. In our mixed humid climate, crawl spaces should not be vented, but it has been done for years by builders that do not understand building scie...
06/03/2011
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The Lake House creates a dynamic place to escape the hustle of daily life in a setting that invites in nature and provides comfort and peace. Large open spaces and plenty of natural daylight provide a wonderful space that brings the family together and is a great place to host neighborhood gather...
06/02/2011
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I have several interesting projects in the works right now. One in particular is a buyer client has hired me to help him navigate the purchase of a vacation home. It started with watching over some structural repairs done in agreement with the seller of the home and has resulted in a major renova...
06/01/2011
When traveling into any city, one can’t help but witness the wide variety of architectural expression (or lack thereof) in the commercial buildings along the strip. Often, what is built is little more than a cheap box with a sign out front. It might serve the business purpose of the owner, but do...
05/31/2011
The construction industry is slowly recovering from a dismal couple of years and there appears to be hope on the horizon. U.S. architectural firms have reported the fifth straight month that billings have held their own or increased, with a modest improvement in March over the February numbers. I...
05/30/2011
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It is amazing to me that a company in 2010 can create a product like the iPad. A product that is something that did not exist, I did not know I needed, that I have to own now that they created it. Apple has done an amazing job at creating products, not just improving them, but creating a market f...
05/29/2011
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