Knowledge is Key


We want to put things in a box and know the solution. We want answers and we want them to solve the problems in front of us. Keep the questions straight forward, don’t make it complicated, solve the problem. We treat our symptoms and don’t spend time thinking about the cause. We want control and too much…

Harrisonburg Warehouse project – Design Matters


In 1849, French gardener Joseph Monier wanted to make a more durable flowerpot. His solution involved an iron mesh to reinforce garden pots and tubs. That was the beginning of reinforced concrete and the basis of tilt-up concrete, an idea that wouldn’t be fully developed until more than 50 years later. Now it can be found in…