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20 May 2019

Understanding Your Home’s Architectural Design Plans

Designing a home is an interesting and exciting process, where an impressive pile of rolls of paper (or digital documents) transform into the house you’ve always wanted. Here is a quick guide from an architect in NJ on reading your home’s architectural design plans. The first thing to note is the different types of information contained in your house plans. While your home will be unique, architects use standard architectural design symbols on plans to indicate critical information for the […]

06 May 2019

This is Why You Should Choose an Architect-Led Design Build

Whether you’re building a new home or commercial office, there’s always a set sequence of steps between designing your building, the actual creation process and moving in to a finished property. One method of managing this process is called an architect-led design build, and it has several advantages worth considering. One Point of Contact Throughout the Build In many building projects, the architect comes up with the plans that the owner then approves, and then those plans are handed to […]

08 Apr 2019

What Types of Projects do Commercial Architects Work on?

A commercial architect in NJ works on a wide range of commercial and public buildings, preparing plans and designs for new projects, remodeling projects and extensions. Here’s some insight into the qualifications and role of these architects in commercial building design. What Qualifications are Necessary for Commercial Architects? To be a commercial architect, a bachelor’s degree in architecture through a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board is a minimum requirement. This is typically a 5-year program that focuses […]

18 Mar 2019

Building a Custom Home? Tips to Smooth the Decision-Making Process

Building your dream home is a complex project and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the process, especially when you’re confronted by the hundreds of decisions you’ll have to make! Here are some tips from a leading residential architect on how to make this a little easier – and your home an even bigger success. Don’t wait to mention big changes: It’s normal to want to tweak your home’s architectural design even when the building is in process, but any […]

04 Mar 2019

Resilient Building Design – the Future of Sustainability in Commercial Architecture

As commercial architects, we can see the commitment and impact of businesses who value sustainability in their building’s architecture, taking an active role in reducing operational costs and their burden on the environment. This is a concept that is still evolving as new technology and new thinking helps us continually improve the way we approach building design, and resilient design is one concept that’s making a big impact. What is Resilient Building Design? If you think back on some of […]