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07 Dec 2021
Understanding Sustainable Practices in Residential Design

Understanding Sustainable Practices in Residential Design

Whether you’re building a new home from scratch or making upgrades to your current home, incorporating sustainable building practices is a great way to make your home more energy efficient while reducing your impact on the environment. So-called “green” and eco-friendly architectural practices aren’t just a trend; sustainable residential architecture is important as we continue to address the effects of climate change, and understand more about how we can make a difference with our personal choices.  In this article, our […]

19 Oct 2021
Architectural design

Levels of Architectural Design Service

When you hear the phrase “architectural design,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of designing a house from scratch, or perhaps you think of remodeling an existing room in your house. Residential architects offer a range of design services and every project will require a different combination of involvement and skills.  In this article, we’ll discuss the different service levels typically offered by residential architects. If you have any questions about which level of service is best for your […]

14 Sep 2021
How architects select contractors for their projects

How architects select contractors for their projects

An architect may be the first person who comes to mind when you think of building a home, but from beginning to end, the architect will be involved with many different teams and individuals. One of the most important partnerships an architect will have during the construction process is with a contractor. A contractor is the person responsible for finding the right subcontractors and other construction professionals who will complete the job to the highest standard. The contractor also manages […]

07 Sep 2021
Designing a home for the next stage of your life

Designing a home for the next stage of your life

Retirement is a phase of life many of us look forward to. You’ve worked hard for several decades, you’ve made sacrifices, and perhaps you haven’t had the time to pursue your interests and explore your passions. We prepare for retirement in different ways, mainly by contributing to a savings account, but have you thought about designing your dream home, for you to enjoy during your golden years? You’ll probably be spending more time at home during your retirement, so designing […]

11 Aug 2021
Popular residential architectural styles

Popular residential architectural styles: Part 2

In Part 1, we covered a wide range of popular residential architectural styles. Now for Part 2, we’ll continue our exploration of various residential styles you’ll find throughout the U.S. Whether you’re designing your own home or you simply appreciate great architecture, we know you’ll be inspired by the classic characteristics and unique nuances of each style! Georgian Colonial This style is characterized by rigid exterior symmetry, both with the shape of the building and window and door placement. Inspired […]