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13 Apr 2021
Arts and Crafts home

Arts and Crafts Homes – Historical Design that Never Gets Old

Have you heard of Arts and Crafts architecture, but aren’t sure what it is, where it originated, or how popular it is? You’ve probably seen many Arts and Crafts homes over the years, even if you weren’t aware of the architectural style. In this article, we’ll share a bit more about why we love this historical design and why it’s still popular with many homeowners and architects today.  What is Arts and Crafts architecture? This architectural style emerged in the […]

06 Apr 2021
home DIY project

Residential Home Projects during Summer

Summer is quickly approaching, and with the longer days and warmer temperatures, it’s the perfect time to tackle all the DIY projects you’ve been wanting to do around the house. While larger, more complex projects will of course require a residential architect, there are plenty of home projects you can do on your own while enjoying the summer sunshine. And many of them are projects that your whole family can do together. Re-paint the exterior of your home Did you […]

22 Mar 2021

The Architectural Proposal Interview

When you’ve reached the stage in your project where you’ve received architectural design proposals from all the firms on your shortlist, it’s now time to schedule interviews with each firm. If you’re someone who is going through this process for the first time, you may not know what questions to ask or how to decide which architect is the best fit.  To help, we’ve put together a list of questions we recommend you ask during the interviews: What sets you […]

08 Mar 2021

Evaluating The Architectural Design Proposal

Once you’ve started making a list of potential architects for your commercial or residential project, the next step will be collecting design proposals from each firm on your list. A design proposal is a document that outlines essential information related to your project, and answers some of your most important questions. If you’ve never seen a design proposal before, you may be wondering what to look for and how to select the one that best aligns with your vision.  Here […]

10 Feb 2021
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Short Listing Architects

Choosing an architect is a process that takes time, careful consideration, and deliberation. Once you’ve put together your proposal, we recommend choosing between three to six architects to be on your short list, then narrowing it down from there. But if you’ve never gone through this experience before, how do you know what to look for? How do you determine who is the best architectural firm for the job? What qualifications should the successful firm have? We’ve put together a […]