Goose Creek Apartments – Project Update


Goose Creek Apartments is a community located in Fishersville, Virginia with scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in every direction. Adjacent to the Murphy Deming College Health Sciences and a 1/2 mile from August Health, this community has everything. Apartments have stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, electric fireplaces, spacious closets, and vaulted ceilings in…

70. Citygarden #105architecturalinspirations


70. Citygarden #105architecturalinspirations  Citygarden is an urban park and sculpture garden in St. Louis, Missouri owned and maintained by the city. This 2.9 acre green space in the heart of the city features sculptures and water gardens. Our friends at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville did the design work. The park is open…

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Project Done


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Project Done The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank project has finished. Sure there are a few minor punch list items, but the job is done and the facility is back up and running strong. We started with a goal to add warehouse space, vegetable storage space, and to provide…

69. Gateway Arch #105architecturalinspirations


69. Gateway Arch #105architecturalinspirations The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis, Missouri. The structure is clad in stainless steel and built-in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch. This is the world’s tallest arch in the Western Hemisphere. This monument to westward expansion is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial….

Green Term Defined: Window


Green Term Defined: Window A casement is a window that is attached to the frame on the side with one or more hinges. They are more air tight than double hung windows due to the door like construction. The windows are often operated with a crank or lever. A double-hung window is one that has…

Chesapeake Western Depot – project update


Work continues to progress on the Chesapeake Western Depot. The brick restoration has started and the roof is being replaced. Work on the office portion of the building will continue once we have permit for that phase of the project. The building was in rough shape due to a fire in 1982. Years of water…

68. 3D Printed House #105architecturalinspirations


68. 3D Printed House #105architecturalinspirations The 3D printed house the first made the news in China cost $5,000. This affordable and durable way of making structures is going to change our industry. Mainstream low cost printers only create using plastic. This new approach using concrete is the future of the industry. Students at MIT have figured…

Buildings are complicated – so is code compliance


Buildings are the most complicated machine that the average person has to operate. Trying to figure out how to put a building together, make it beautiful, comply with all aspects of building code, and meet client expectations for budget, timeline, and aesthetics is the most complicated part of my profession. As of July 13th of this…

67. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay #105architecturalinspirations


67. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay #105architecturalinspirations The Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project is incredible to say the least. Their vision is to pioneer a large-scale source of indigenous, low-carbon electricity that is both affordable and sustainable long-term. This project takes the idea of a power plant and makes it a place that provides a biodiverse, aesthetically…

Harmony Square Dairy Queen – Project Update part 3


Harmony Square Dairy Queen – Project Update part 3 Read part 1 HERE and 2 HERE. Work continues on the new Dairy Queen at Harmony Square shopping center in Harrisonburg. This new DQ building will provide more seating than the store that has been in the shopping center for many years. This locally owned store…

Perhaps the most exciting part of the custom home project – ground breaking


Work has started on another high-efficiency custom farmhouse in Rockingham County. Perhaps the most exciting part of the custom home project is the ground breaking. This new project is being built by Beck Builders. The excavation has just started on this incredible dream site. The views from the site as you can see are worth the price…