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Laura Thomas Studio

Latest Essays

Essays and posts from Laura Thomas, Principal and President of Melville Thomas Architects.


24th August 2016 by lthomas

Sometimes it really hurts to be an architect. Most often it is the poor design. Sometimes it is in the construction details.

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The Value of Hiring an Architect

23rd August 2016 by lthomas

If you are a university president, corporate CEO or a developer, you are required to hire an architect. The value of an institutional or commercial architect is understood and quite simple. Do you want a building permit? Hire a licensed architect– period. Read more…

Everyday moments of truth.

13th July 2016 by lthomas

I am a newbie to social media. I was born in the Baby Boomer years, and learned to draft and letter and do construction documents by hand. Here’s the catch, the only reason that I am involved in any way with “social media” is my eldest son—a ‘techie’, communication digital media guru. So, yes, I am an #ArchiMom and proud of it.

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