Tag: Architecture

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

Congrats to Newly Licensed Architect Brittany Varengo!

Congratulations to Brittany Varengo on becoming NKB’s newest Architect! Brittany recently attained her licensure and is now registered to practice in New York State. She joins good company as our team’s seventh licensed architect. A key part of the NKB team for nearly 5 years, Brittany has been involved in all phases of design, particularly […]

Written by on January 5, 2021

NKB Cardboard Box Challenge!

Are the cardboard boxes in your house piling up as your online gift and pandemic shopping cranks up? We invite all of our employees, colleagues, and clients to participate in our first-ever Cardboard Box Challenge. For our friendly competition, we want you and your family to take simple cardboard boxes and create something amazing! We […]

Written by on December 14, 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

The Time Between Times

We are in the middle of the ‘time between times’.  This is not ‘throw away time’.  Every time, including the ‘time between times’ is important.  The question that has probably come to most of our minds is, “when can we get back to normal?” or “are we there yet?”.  I am not sure there really […]

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

Embracing Technology in the A/E Industry to Work Smarter, not Harder

How BIM, UAVs & 3D Scanners have Changed the A/E Landscape “Working smarter, not harder.” Now there’s a phrase that we’ve all heard at one point in our life or another. “Work smarter, not harder,” I was told as I learned the purpose of each tool in the woodshop.  Sure, you could sand your Pinewood […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

Reflections from Our Summer Intern

Last week Architecture Intern and UMass Amherst Graduate Student, Morgan Sawyer, left the NKB (virtual) office and headed back to classes. We were lucky to have him work with us both in the office over his winter break and remotely this summer. As Morgan wrapped up his last week, we asked him to give a […]

Written by on August 17, 2020

So, you want to be a licensed architect? Why?!

Architecture is not a simple process. There are many things that come into play through design development on numerous different levels. What is this design going to look like? How is this building going to function? What is the budget? Is this idea even possible? But don’t let that scare you away. Architecture has some […]

Written by on February 25, 2020