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When you are faced with the end of anything you tend to look back on it and think about the success and failures  along the way. If today is your day, have you done something that mattered? Have you made a difference? Have you added to the positive culture of others? With so much negativity in th...
08/19/2011
Our firm has been in Charlottesville for 25 years working behind the scenes to create beauty and function. Our goal has never been to be a signature architectural firm with trophy designs. Our goal is simple and has not changed for 25 years. We want to create functional, practical, beautiful desi...
08/18/2011
The high performance home in Crossroads Farm that we designed is moving along very quickly. The siding is going on, the stone is being laid, and the drywall is bing installed. I have heard from several in the neighborhood that they like the design. What do you think of our design? I will post som...
08/17/2011
It is not typical to find an architect with a booth at a county fair, but there I am again looking for conversations. I met one man that was not interested in green building, but after some conversation, we figured out that he does like to save money. On this platform we discussed multiple green ...
08/16/2011
Are you attending a County Fair this year? These events are not just about rides, bad for you food, and people watching. The County Fair is a place where children learn the results of their hard work and dedication to raising animals and food. It is a chance to support local non-profits that man ...
08/15/2011
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What a great weekend spent with family and friends. We celebrated a birthday, I set up my booth for the County Fair, we visited family at the mountain cabin, and spent time with my wife's coworkers. We finally got a little rain to offer some relief for our garden and cooler temps than normal. I h...
08/14/2011
There are so many little things we can all do each day to make things better. You can buy things from a locally owned business. You can drive less. You can use less. Speaking of using less, if you live in Cville or surrounding area, be sure to enter the Local Energy Alliance Program's (LEAP) Powe...
08/13/2011
VSBN is holding their quarterly board meeting in Harrisonburg Virginia today. This will be my first board meeting with the organization. Here is a little background on our goals. Virginia Sustainable Building Network (VSBN) is the only statewide organization that brings together representatives f...
08/11/2011
Thinking about renovating, paying too much for your heating / cooling bill, want to build new, where do you start?  There is plenty of information out there about how you can go “green.”  So how do you decide what to do? How do you find the expert to trust? You have to do it through conversation,...
08/11/2011
Everyday there seems to be another crisis, report, or question raised about the economy. I wonder if there isn't a simple way forward. In the past we have seen war build back an economy through creating demand for manufacturing and industry growth. What if this time instead of war, the answer is ...
08/10/2011
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