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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There are some words of advice that have stuck with me over the years – some were specific to be ing an architect, some were generic to being a decent human being. I’ve assembled as many as I could think of here just for you.

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Size, scale, and proportion are where a good architect makes their living. Without proper scale and proportion, designs would suffer. I spent a look of time considering the scale of the components used when designing this year’s charity playhouse.

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A look at all the playhouses I have designed for charity since 2009 … and the construction drawings for these playhouses are free to individuals looking to build one themselves.

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A look at the three winners of the 2013 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition: Thanh Ho Phuong, Katie Friesen, Sarah Fox. I very much appreciated their participation and wanted to introduce them to you.

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People go to college to learn how to learn so in those moments of self-doubt, just show up, work hard, and relax. Everything is going to be okay.

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On more than one occasion I have told potential employers during my interview that I would be the best employee they ever had – and it was true. 5 simple concepts that you can put into place that might change the trajectory your career is on.

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