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Latest Essays

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


31st October 2017 by lthomas

On a recent Friday in the late afternoon there was a knock at my home’s door. Dusk was approaching. My inclination to avoid those unknown to me kicked in. I dislike opening the door when I’m alone. A LOT. I have a deep and well-earned suspicion of being conned, assaulted even. Read more…

The “EX-Fix”

10th May 2017 by lthomas

I’ve been meaning to write this essay for a long time. Time, as it turns out, is part of the story. As is patience and an architect’s newfound personal awareness of disability accommodation—or lack there of.

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Closets, Armoires, Racks and Hooks = Storage!

9th May 2017 by lthomas

I have recently seen a few questions pop-up on design forums about the wisdom of adding traditional closets to older homes. The New York Times recently tackled this question in the Home and Garden section’s “Market Ready” column written by Tim McKeough: []

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