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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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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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Beauty vs. “Wow Factor”

In the past, civic buildings (court houses, libraries, schools) were beautiful. Now, museums look like a piece of crumpled aluminum foil cast aside on an untidy street. Courthouses are, except for the concrete bomb barriers, indistinguishable from office buildings. Schools are … Continue reading

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A Real Farmhouse

A “Real” Farmhouse? Really? Are there farmhouses that aren’t real? Well, no, that’s not what I mean! This house is no more real than any other unless by “real” you mean that it’s on a farm and that the couple … Continue reading

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