I killed my cellphone the other day and it has been hell the past few days without. Should I be concerned that I am so dependent on my phone? Am I so extreme as to be on the fringe or is this the direction that everyone seems to be heading? I’m really curious …. and so is my therapist.

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I really enjoy the process of walking people through the creative process as well as the construction process on the projects I take on – so let me introduce you to the next featured residential project on Life of an Architect – the ‘NM KHouse 2013’

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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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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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