Tag: Design

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

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

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

What is Design?

The word design can be defined in many ways, but I like one of the Merriam-Webster’s definitions best where design is described as “the arrangement of elements or details in a product or work of art.” So in other words, it is both how the colors in a painting make you feel, but also how the frame […]

Written by on January 15, 2016