Category: Design

That’s the Interior Designer’s Job?! Construction Administration

Interior Designers’ skills go far beyond making things look pretty.  Successful Interior Designers are also often successful project managers. These skills can then be applied to other areas of projects – like construction period services. When I was a Professional Practice teacher at my alma mater, one of the lessons I would teach my students […]

Written by on June 9, 2021

Flexible Workspace Design

The word of the year is flexibility. As the workplace begins to find its new normal, it is more important than ever for workspaces to be comfortable and adaptable. Office design shapes how employees get their work done – giving them the spaces they need to perform at their best. Space is limited and valuable […]

Written by on June 3, 2021

So You Want to Be a Licensed Architect: Beginning the Process!

Now that we’ve covered the general items (in my previous blogs), it’s time to get into the details of this process! When I first started this adventure, it was a challenge to figure out where to begin. The best advice I could give anyone is to start small! You are going to feel overwhelmed very […]

Written by on April 5, 2021

Designing in the Public Realm

Providing architecture, engineering, and interior design services for governmental projects requires a high level of coordination between competing program requirements.  Providing design solutions for public sector projects is a delicate balance of not only satisfying the programmatic or missional requirements of the project, but also a wide range of other tangible and intangible factors which […]

Written by on March 15, 2021

That’s the Interior Designer’s Job?! Trash Receptacle Detailing

The Interior Designer’s job is to think through every detail of how a user will interact with the interior space. A lot of what we do involves detailing of casework. Detailing is drawing to show small assemblies and how they work with other assemblies in larger finished pieces. Typically, a lot of detailing goes into […]

Written by on March 3, 2021

So You Want to be a Licensed Architect: The ARE Exams

Once you have your education and experience started or completed, you’re ready for the next step: taking the Architecture Registration Exams (ARE). When I first graduated from college and entered the workforce, I felt that the ARE’s were this big, intimidating monster that I didn’t want to think about or look at. I think this […]

Written by on February 4, 2021

So You Want to Be a Licensed Architect: Achieving the Necessary Experience

Your educational background is incredibly important, but the real lessons come when you start working in the field. Whether it’s a construction company, architecture firm, landscape architecture office, or a related field, the real-life experience is invaluable. Utilize Your Resources The first source that I highly suggest is NCARB’s website. Many states require an individual […]

Written by on November 20, 2020

Laser Scanning in Architecture

As our resident architectural technology guru, Designer Clayton Lounsbery was happy to sit down and chat about our FARO Focus 3D laser scanner and its practical application on projects. As one of the primary users, Clayton has great insight into how the technology works and how it has positively impacted our projects. It was exciting […]

Written by on October 28, 2020

So You Want to be a Licensed Architect: Determing Your Education Path

Determining Your Education Path With thousands of schools across the country and hundreds of programs, choosing a school for your architectural degree is no easy task. There are so many questions that go through your head, quickly becoming overwhelming. Where do you want to go to school? Does the state you want to get licensed […]

Written by on October 15, 2020