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A look at the designer of one of the winning 2014 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition: Levente Skulteti – designer of the Red Ball Playhouse. Take a look at his winning design, the construction drawings, and the construction photos for an amazing playhouse.

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The “Cost Plus Fee” residential contract has been gaining popularity in my practice for years and it is now my preferred contract to have with a contractor. But what exactly is it and why should you use it? That’s easy …

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Hiring a residential contractor shouldn’t be all that hard but you should think long and hard about the type of contract you have with your contractor. A competitively bid contract may be the most common but is it the best one for you?

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This year, as its third annual event, AEC Cares, along with with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, is taking on projectDenver . Their goal is to renovate the public spaces of an early 20th century building to provide a long-term home to some of Denver’s formerly homeless citizens.

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Pool or water feature?

Bob Borson —  March 5, 2012 — 17 Comments

Pool or water feature? At some level it doesn’t really matter considering the role that this particular pool/ water feature has to play.

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Job Site Culture and Pride

Bob Borson —  December 22, 2011 — 29 Comments

One of the modern day 7 deadly sins – pride … It is also what separates a good contractor from a great contractor.

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I was once told by my father-in-law that I would make a great contractor. Did he give me this accolade because of my insight into the construction process? It was because I am good at yelling at people.

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