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What is an Architect?

What is an Architect? 1170 782 KDA

WHAT IS AN ARCHITECT? An architect is not simply somebody who works in an architecture firm or one who has graduated from architecture school. An architect is a licensed professional deemed by their jurisdictions to have met all criteria required to hold the license. It is a protected professional title. Each state has slightly different…

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What is PassiveHaus (Passive House) and do I need one?

What is PassiveHaus (Passive House) and do I need one? 1000 643 KDA

UNDERSTANDING PASSIVE HOUSE Passive House design is a strict design standard that limits the energy use of the house. While LEED concerned itself with many different factors, such as indoor air quality and embodied the energy of materials, Passive House only deals with energy usage. In the most basic terms, to achieve a Passive House…

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What is FAR? – And why do I care?

What is FAR? – And why do I care? 2048 1103 KDA

FAR – Floor Area Ratio FAR is a zoning acronym that stands for ‘Floor Area Ratio.’ This number will dictate how much ‘floor area’ you can have in relation to the size of your lot. It is one of the methods used by city zoning regulations to control the overall size of a building. For…

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The 5 Phases Of Design and How We Can Help

The 5 Phases Of Design and How We Can Help 1000 750 KDA

Seeing Things From Our Client’s Perspecitve Most people only build or renovate their home a few times in their life. Many of our clients are working with an architect for the first time. I stumbled across an unusual post by David Kim, AIA, where he describes the 5 phases of design. I was expecting it…

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