Is your home making you sick?


I was at a local hardware store purchasing paint supplies last week. The elderly woman behind me in line (that was very interested in my reasons for purchasing the items) asked why I did not buy any paint. I told her that I wanted to use a paint that had No-VOC’s in the tint and…

10 Things Every Designer Should Know


1. You need to work harder than anyone else, it will always benefit you in the long run. 2. Volunteer – you have to get away from your computer and build connections, learn from others, and experience life. 3. Be Original, stand up for what you believe, hold true to your beliefs. 4. Be authentic….

Standing at the Edge thinking about the Future


As we stand at the edge and look towards the future, I wonder if we will start to build bridges or continue to erode the banks. As we continue to borrow against our future, our children’s future, we are damaging the fabric needed for success. We fight for things that benefit ourselves right now without…

Design Matters – Build a Team that Understands Value


As an architect I am trained to appreciate beauty, to technically analyze efficiency, find problems, identify potential, evaluate the pros and cons of options, and offer a client the solution that best fits the budget, program, and aesthetic goals. This is the basis for design. We, as architects, spend countless hours searching for options, learning…