Category : Architectural Design

10 Jun 2024

The Architectural Design Process Simplified for Beginners

The architectural design process might seem complicated to someone unfamiliar with it. There is, however, a purpose to every phase when you consider how important they are for the successful completion of a project. Architects are at the center of projects and responsible for ensuring the building is everything their client envisioned. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) highlights five basic phases of architectural design, but in reality – there are more. Let’s review the architectural design process stages and […]

22 Apr 2024

The Importance of Accessibility in Architecture

Great architectural design is inclusive to everyone, especially those with physical limitations. The value of accessibility in architecture should never be underestimated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  1 in 4 adults in the United States have some type of disability. Every person with a disability must cross a street and access shopping centers, health facilities, offices, hotels, and homes. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)  is a federal law prohibiting discrimination against people […]

02 Jan 2024
Adaptive Reuse_ A New Vision for Historic Preservation

Adaptive Reuse: A New Vision for Historic Preservation

Every historic building tells a story. With adaptive reuse, you add another chapter to its story by turning the building into an asset for the community. Or at the very least, repurpose the building for another use rather than have it be a liability and an eyesore. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), adaptive reuse is the “redesign and alteration of a building to support a new function it was not originally intended to serve.” Examples of adaptive […]

07 Nov 2023
The Psychology of Architectural Design in Homes and Offices

The Psychology of Architectural Design in Homes and Offices

Did you know that design choices have a big influence on emotions, productivity, and well-being? The psychology of architectural design is something that architects are very in-tune with. Both residential and commercial architects must take into account the feelings, moods, and emotional states their spaces will evoke. In this article, we’ll explore some core elements of the psychology of architectural design, and how you can incorporate these components into your home or office space.  Understanding The Interplay Between Architecture and […]

13 Jun 2023
Why you should opt for sustainable architecture designs

The Undeniable Benefits of Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture might just sound like buzz words that contractors throw around to seem more environmentally-friendly. However, architects who are conscious about sustainability and reducing the impact they have on their local environment take it very seriously. Sustainable architecture design can be used for both residential and commercial projects, and at Seth A Leeb we proudly integrate sustainable practices into all elements of our process. One major way we have done this is by building Net Zero houses and single-family […]