A Simple Thing, Part 2

Over a year ago I wrote a paragraph on this blog which dealt with the selection of a building site in relation to the compass direction to one’s workplace, a factor to which most give little thought. Of the myriad factors to consider when searching for a building lot,...

A Free Lunch

There’s always a sense of excitement in the office when the phone rings and it’s a new prospective client on the other end. We know that the client is excited, too. I mean, who would be contemplating spending a pretty fair chunk of change on a new home or an addition...

A Labour of Love

It’s been nearly fifteen years since the building of the home in which my wife and I live. Prior to this home, I had built three others for myself. Our company, of course, designs and builds a wide range of exciting projects, but over the winter I had begun to...

A Breath of Fresh Air

The first architectural design class I sat through in college centered in no small part on studying styles, sub-styles and the design elements which define them — style ranging from the Georgian Style to the High Victorian Gothic Style, from the Federal Style to (this...

Why We Insist on Raising our own Frames

Over the years I’ve noticed significant changes within our industry and craft. A number of these I’ve applauded, others I’ve resisted. At the top of the list of the latter — those in which I most obstinately avoid participating — is the use of third party erection...

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