34. Thorncrown Chapel #105architecturalinspiration


34. Thorncrown Chapel #105architecturalinspiration What an amazing structure. Thorncrown Chapel is 48′ tall reaching up into the Ozark sky. This wooden structure has over 6,000 sf of glass with 425 windows. The simple structure and clean lines blends into the surroundings as if the structure was always on the site. Designed by E. Fay Jones who…

#Architects are not normal people


What an architect sees: properly installed flashing and house wrap to provide appropriate water protection for the home for years to come What a normal person sees: a wall with windows What an architect sees: a stormwater filtration system that will prolong the life of the membrane roof and provide habitat for insects What a…

33. Architectural Salvage Warehouse #105architecturalinspiration


33. Architectural Salvage Warehouse #105architecturalinspiration I have been visiting Architectural Salvage warehouses for years. There are a few spots around the state and I have been to all of them. Finding beautiful artifacts that have been saved and that you can re-purpose in a new building is exciting and fun. From windows and doors to lights and…

Green Terms Defined: Air Changes per Hour


Green Terms Defined: Air Changes per Hour Air Changes per Hour (ACH) is the measure how many times the air within a defined space is replaced. This measure is determined by how the house / building allows for air to be pulled in or pushed out. It is important to have the right ACH to keep…

Home for a Lifetime in Albemarle County


Home for a Lifetime in Albemarle County This home for a lifetime is being built by the home owner. It has to be the cleanest and most professional looking job site I have ever visited. The details are coming together and the finishes have started being installed. You can now see the design coming together….

32. Warehouse Renovations #105architecturalinspiration


32. Warehouse Renovations #105architecturalinspiration Growing up in Roanoke before the downtown revitalization had begun I had big dreams. I often thought about taking one of the old downtown warehouse / office buildings that stood unloved and turning one into a home. These buildings have incredible architectural details. They were built when buildings were considered as a…

Happy Earth Day – time to celebrate


Happy Earth Day – it is time to celebrate! On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day the movement has become a global phenomenon. Progress has been made towards protecting our environment. According to the EPA, the aggregate emissions of six major air pollutants have dropped more than 60% since 1980. In 1972 only about 1/3 of…

31. Martin Lurther King, Jr. Memorial #105architecturalinspiration


31. Martin Lurther King, Jr. Memorial#105architecturalinspiration “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” The Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial is located in Washington D.C., southwest of the National Mall. On the Northwest corner of the…

Green Term Defined: Edible Landscape


Green Term Defined: Edible Landscape As I was working in the yard today I started thinking about how much time I waste making the landscaping look good around my house. I barely notice the landscaping around my home as I come and go on a day-to-day basis. The trees and bushes are trimmed, the grass gets…

30. Porch Rail #105architecturalinspiration


30. Porch Rail Details #105architecturalinspiration Design is in the details and finding inspirational details is an important part of any design. I have been working on the right solutions for a contemporary farmhouse and in the process I found these cool rail solutions. Which do you like the best? #105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details,…

Harrisonburg SVBA Home and Garden Show in Review


Harrisonburg SVBA Home and Garden Show in Review   Wow, what a weekend! The weather was perfect and the success of the show could be seen on the faces of all those in attendance. Here are some image from the three day event. Thanks everyone for making it so much fun!    

27. Sustainability Treehouse #105architecturalinspiration


  27. Sustainability Treehouse #105architecturalinspiration I discovered this project on ArchDaily. It is incredible. This sustainable treehouse is a striking sculpture of space, form, and beauty. Located in the trees, of course, this gathering facility brings education through architecture to the users of the space. While allowing for imaginative play and discovery, the various spaces…