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03

Oct
2016

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We can do that!

On 03, Oct 2016 | No Comments | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

To many homeowners hiring an architect is an all or nothing proposition.

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Sep
2016

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A Living-Kitchen

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Correct. Not a typo. One word: “Living-Kitchen.”

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Aug
2016

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The Value of Hiring an Architect

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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…

06

Jul
2016

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How your Architect works

On 06, Jul 2016 | 3 Comments | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

The idea of working with an architect may be a little scary for some first timers, but there’s no mystery to the benefit an architect can bring to your project.

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09

May
2016

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Why Shower Doors?

On 09, May 2016 | No Comments | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

I have been practicing architecture and specializing in residential design long enough to have seen several trends come and go.

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Clutter!

On 01, May 2016 | No Comments | In From the Architect's Desk, Rants and Wisdom | By lthomas

In honor of Mother’s Day, I have decided that it is way past time for me to write an essay about clutter.

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22

Feb
2016

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How to select the best Contractor.

On 22, Feb 2016 | One Comment | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

Every house needs a contractor, someone who will work on the project based on the architect’s design and build the design dream into reality.

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Feb
2016

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Too Many Cooks?

On 11, Feb 2016 | No Comments | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

What happens to a project when there are no clear lines of responsibility between the architect, interior designer, kitchen designer, lighting consultant and landscape designer? When there is a great team, but no team leader?

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Dec
2015

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Talking the Talk

On 07, Dec 2015 | No Comments | In From the Architect's Desk | By lthomas

Communication with a residential project client can be easy or fraught with difficulties.

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Oct
2015

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The Good House Philosophy

On 12, Oct 2015 | No Comments | In From the Architect's Desk | 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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