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You know what happens when an Architect finishes a job and turns it over to the client? Do they stand back and admire their project?

No … they pick apart every detail that could be done better.

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Believe it or not, but I don’t talk about everything that goes on in my office. There are lots of over really cool projects getting built – just like this one – Aqua Verde – in Austin, Texas.

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How to Build a Wood Deck

Bob Borson —  October 7, 2015 — 46 Comments

“How to build a wood deck” is a question that I ask myself more times than you might think. Despite having designed more than I can remember, each one has something that makes it unique and awesome.

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Everyone Should have an Oculus

Bob Borson —  September 21, 2015 — 33 Comments

Oculus is a word that you don’t get to say very often … even less often do you get to put one of them into your project. Let’s admit it, they are the duck-billed platypus of the architecture world.

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“You can’t eat your house and have it too.”

What does that even mean?
It has to do with quantity and quality and the effort it takes to have both.

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Weekly Job Site Meetings

Bob Borson —  October 27, 2014 — 29 Comments

I know I’ve said before that meetings are a complete waste of time – but this doesn’t count job site meetings … those meetings are like being part of a non-secret secret club!

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Is that an Oculus?

Bob Borson —  September 22, 2014 — 16 Comments

I typically try and avoid talking like an architect – particularly when I’m talking to non-architects. In this case, there is no other word other than “oculus”. Don’t know what an oculus is? You’ve come to the right place.

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