Author Archives: More Than Architects

About More Than Architects

I’m Rick Clanton. Michael Ruegamer and I are architects and the principals of Group 3 Design on Hilton Head Island, SC. We provide architecture and interior design services for homes in the US and the Caribbean Islands.

On Quality

I did a lot of driving over the holidays and as I was driving I noticed a lot of buildings, new, and old. Here’s what struck me- Most commercial buildings are cheaply constructed. This cheapness manifests itself in (primarily) these … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts From An Architect

Frequently, remodeling is thought of as a quick and cost effective way to update a house prior to selling it. The realities of the market indicate that selling a home in today’s market might prove to be a bit difficult. … Continue reading

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Why You Probably Won’t Get The House You Think You’re Getting

Well, it’s been quite some time since I’ve blogged… lots of reasons, not the least being my tendency to rant… so, for good or for ill, here’s a new rant to share. We have worked very hard to develop a … Continue reading

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Ouch! Hurricane Matthew Whacks Hilton Head Island

I’ve lived on Hilton Head for 38 years. For a while we evacuated once or twice a hurricane “season”; Lynn and I got used to closing the door and saying “goodbye” to our house and our “stuff”. It’s been (I think) … Continue reading

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How To Get A Great House

One of our “typical” client concerns (we don’t really have typical clients, they’re all better than that, but work with me here) is what they need to do to get a great house. “Great” in their minds is a completely … Continue reading

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Building A Compact Home Or Directions To Develop A Diminutive Dwelling

“Our last house was too large.” “I really want to build a house that’s just what I need and nothing more.” “I’m tired of cleaning all of these rooms that I never need, I want a cozy little cottage.” If … Continue reading

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Design Can Change Lives!

What a concept! Not a replacement for a wheelchair, but it supplements it. Think how you interaction with someone changes when they’re standing instead of sitting. Think how the much difference it would make in the life of someone who’s … Continue reading

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