Category Archives: Architecture

Renovating a Community: Think BIG!

Renovating your home may seem like a major project to you, but the community probably will take little note. By contrast, revitalizing a community has the potential to change the lives of thousands of people. Accordingly, a successful community renovation must begin with a big idea that inspires and motivates everyone involved. Schemmer faced this…
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How Do You Build a Successful Team?

Though many of us resist the idea, greater things can be accomplished by teams than by individuals.  Often we feel it's easier to do it ourselves due to the effort it takes to ask for help or to instruct others.  We lose the feeling of our own importance spreading the work around. It takes effort…
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The Most Innovative Design Strategy by Patricia Birch, AIA, LEED AP

If a client were to ask me, “What is the most innovative design strategy that could make my affordable housing project more sustainable?” What would be my answer? Deciding on ONE thing is like trying to pick my favorite food—can’t do it. But site design is where a sustainable approach begins, so I would start…
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