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Latest Essays

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


2nd March 2018 by lthomas

Wow, how time has flown. Two years ago I wrote about the Winter Solstice and approaching the new year. And somehow that time has come and gone, and here we are in 2018. What happened to 2017? Let’s review. Read more…

Happy Space

14th February 2018 by lthomas

Recently I was contacted by a prospective client who wanted to discuss a proposed, new beach house project. Then she said, “I’m not a beach person.”


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The Good House Philosophy

14th February 2018 by lthomas

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been writing these essays for several years now. When I look back over the archive, I realize that I consistently return to a singular topic that could be boiled down to one question: What makes a good house?

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