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There are some job site meetings that are more important than others, and as a residential architect with projects around the country, it’s important that I recognize the difference. Today we look at one of the important job site meetings.

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Floating wall shelves are fairly popular in modern residential design – their clean design lends itself for use in many different types of rooms and spaces. Today we look at the right way to build a floating shelf.

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Bars are making a comeback. No longer are they relegated to the back corner of some room just off the main living areas – these are front and center and they speak more to lifestyle than a place where a someone sets up shop and starts making Old Fashions for the masses.

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Scale and Proportion

June 16, 2016 — 22 Comments

For any architect, scale and proportion are the two skills that are seemingly the most challenging to master. Get it right and nobody will notice. Get it wrong and prepare yourself to be run out of town.

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This is a new house that I have been working on of the past year – but haven’t paid it the sort of attention it deserves … but that ends today. Consider this your first date together … maybe you’ll get lucky by the end of this post.

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Building mock-ups is an important part of the design process – it’s also a very exciting part.

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Progress is coming along on our North Woods Wisconsin cabin project. I travel to the great white north to check out the framing, watch the installation of a 50′ long wood beam, and maybe, just maybe throw a snowball at one of my coworkers.

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