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What My Dog Teaches Me (About Beauty and Architecture)

My dog Colby is old and a "glass half empty" kind of pet.  He has…
Residential

A Tale of Two Houses

Construction Starts on Two Pre-pandemic Custom House Designs Starting from a raw land purchase with…
A Better World

We Need to Work on Our Warlike Nature

Whether tribe to tribe, company to company, or nation to nation, much of society quickly…
Building EnergyResidentialSustainability

Beat the Heat: Smart and Sustainable Hacks for a Cool Home

As we brace ourselves for the scorching summer months, ensuring a cool and comfortable interior…
The Business of Architecture

My Father, the Architect

As we approach Independence Day for a nation of immigrants, a reflection on part of…
NewsThe Business of Architecture

John Dale, FAIA Joins Synchronis

Joining the firm as Principal, Architecture & Planning, Dale is a Nationally Recognized Thought Leader…
A Better WorldThe Business of Architecture

$Billions? Meh, it’s just more zeros.

I get to spend billions of dollars (sort of). It's fun, but not as much…
Design TheoryModular Building Architecture

The Power of Color

Synchronis recently did this concept design for an elementary school classroom building using the Inhabio…
A Better WorldCity UnbrokenThe Business of Architecture

Clothes, Cars, Buildings, and the Soul of a City

Growing up in Southern California, it dawned on me long ago cars here were not…
The Business of Architecture

Seven Tips to Build Less Painfully

Whether renovating a building, constructing a tenant improvement, or building a new headquarters from scratch,…