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Latest Essays

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

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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Magical Thinking

9th May 2017 by lthomas

Blame those home improvement shows that whip-up a renovation in a tidy half-hour television segment. Blame technology for shortening our attention spans.

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