June 2018

What is Adaptive Reuse Architecture and why is it important?

June 5, 2018 | Posted by: Admin

Adaptive reuse architecture plays a key role in land and resource conservation. Abandoned and disused buildings that might have gotten demolished and thrown into a landfill are instead repurposed. Embodied energy – all of the materials that are in the existing building such as steel, concrete, brick, and masonry – is used in a sustainable way to bring new life to existing structures. New materials do not have to be harvested from the ground and processed and the environment is not harmed through demolition or by adding more waste to a landfill.

What is the difference between “stock” plans and homes that an architect designed?

June 5, 2018 | Posted by: Admin

Occasionally we are the “local architects” that the client comes to for help with modifications after purchasing a stock house plan from one of the many House Plan websites. These experiences have given us an opportunity to pass on some information we hope will clear up misunderstandings about the differences between stock plans and a home designed by an architect.

Architecture and design for commercial, residential, adaptive reuse, and historical spaces