It is #Construct Show time again, so I am heading to St. Louis


It is #Construct Show time again, so I am heading to St. Louis to learn the latest from the best in the construction industry. I look forward to this conference each year as our firm tries to stay on the cutting edge of the industry. The Construct Show is a gathering of CSI professionals from around…

Green Term Defined: Ceramic Tile


Green Term Defined: Ceramic Tile Ceramic tile is made from clay that has been permanently hardened by heat, often having a decorative glaze. Ceramic is a word derived from the ancient Greek “keramos” meaning “of fired clay.” A properly installed ceramic tile floor will last for a very long time. Ceramic tile floors are aging-in-place friendly…

64. Charleston South Carolina City Market #105architecturalinspirations


64. Charleston South Carolina City Market #105architecturalinspirations I absolutely love Charleston, South Carolina. The texture of the city and architecture is incredible. The sounds / music / spirit / and history is captivating. All of the energy seems to be bundled in one area – the City Market. The historic market in downtown Charleston was…

Do you need to hire an architect?


I get a lot of calls about building additions, renovations, new construction, and building science issues. So do all the people calling me need to hire me – NO. I am happy to offer my help where possible for everyone that calls me. However, not everyone needs to hire me. This past week I visited…

63. House in a Warehouse by Splinter Society #105architecturalinspirations


63. House in a Warehouse by Splinter Society #105architecturalinspirations This is simply a beautiful renovation of a warehouse into a home. Sprinter Society is located in St. Fitzroy and was founded in 2005. This project is one of many that are inspirational. The house in a warehouse features many outdoor spaces, lots of glass, and clean…

Green Term Defined: Interior Design


It is a common misconception that interior design is the process of selecting curtains or paints. While it can include those items, interior design is more than just decorating. Interior design is the art or process of designing the interior of a room or building. An interior designer has extensive training and education to achieve…

Green Term Defined: Insulated Concrete Form


Green Term Defined: Insulated Concrete Form Insulated concrete form (ICF) is a wall building system made of reinforced concrete and most commonly rigid thermal insulation. The forms are stack and have the appropriate amount of steel reinforcing added vertically or horizontally. The ICF’s are then filled with concrete. Insulated concrete form are similar to the concept of legos….