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Evening photo of The Broad, contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, with a sculpted glass fiber reinforced concrete exterior

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 03, 2020

Cement Just Got A Makeover

Cement is vital to our way of life, but producing it causes millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year. A new standard from the ASTM has clarified how we can reduce those emissions and make a stronger concrete.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   July 03, 2020

Cement Just Got A Makeover

Cement is vital to our way of life, but producing it causes millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year. A new standard from the ASTM has clarified how we can reduce those emissions and make a stronger concrete.

Construction

An entire neighborhood of tract homes that all look alike, signifying the lack of architectural creativity in planned communities

Joshua Aaron   |   June 03, 2020

Carbon Copy Neighborhood

June 03, 2020

Recent residential architecture has shifted from a client-focused art to the creation of carbon copy cost saving housing, devoid of character and quality.

Sunlight floods through an iron double door in Drake's foyer into the custom designed Nero Marquina and Escarpment White marble inlaid floor.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 15, 2020

Stylish Foyer Flooring

May 15, 2020

Interior flooring options are boundless, but the flooring in your foyer should be focused equally on function and style. Learn why these are our favorite entryway floors.

Tiny houses set atop red toy blocks with the letters HOA

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 08, 2020

HOA - Friend Or Foe?

May 08, 2020

Homeowners associations have the important job of protecting property values, but there are occasions when their desire for conformity has the potential to impact the creativity of the architect.

3d render of a partially built two-story house set amid architectural floor plans and build plans

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 06, 2020

Changing Online Plans

May 06, 2020

Online house plans are growing in popularity as a cost effective alternative to hiring an architect, but beware of the pitfalls of prepackaged plans and the costs associated with modifying them.

Two gentlemen arm wrestling on a table covered with money, signifying that if you do things correctly in the first place, you won't need to struggle.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 05, 2020

Austin Permit Office

May 05, 2020

There are plenty of stories of frustration and delays when it comes to trying to get a building permit from the City of Austin. You don't need to do a rain dance or bang your head against the wall. You need plan.

Tiny front door and picket fence on a fire hydrant. Having a front door that is outdated or need of repair can define your home.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 02, 2020

The Lure Of A New Front Door

May 02, 2020

Your front door is the first and last part of your home that your guests will see. Here are some things to consider when choosing a front door and who to entrust to install it.

Aria OG floor register showing a seamless and modern way to integrate your floor air registers into your custom flooring finish

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 01, 2020

Sexy Air Vent Covers

May 01, 2020

I may be overly excited about this, but after staring at the bare interior of my air ducts for the past 7 years, I can't wait to get my hands on these innovative and stylish vent covers.

This man's sign points out that good advice costs more. Cheap architectural plans may cost less, but you get what you pay for.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   April 29, 2020

How Much For A Set Of Plans?

April 29, 2020

Blindly estimating costs for a set of plans can lead to losses for you and your client. How do you set expectations and satisfy their curiosity?

An entire neighborhood of tract homes that all look alike, signifying the lack of architectural creativity in planned communities

Joshua Aaron   |   June 03, 2020

The Carbon Copy Neighborhood

June 03, 2020

Recent residential architecture has shifted from a client-focused art to the creation of carbon copy cost saving housing, devoid of character and quality.

Sunlight floods through an iron double door in Drake's foyer into the custom designed Nero Marquina and Escarpment White marble inlaid floor.

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 15, 2020

The Foyer Floor - Function and Style

May 15, 2020

Interior flooring options are boundless, but the flooring in your foyer should be focused equally on function and style. Learn why these are our favorite entryway floors.

Tiny houses set atop red toy blocks with the letters HOA

Carolyn Feinstein   |   May 08, 2020

HOA - Friend Or Foe?

May 08, 2020

Homeowners associations have the important job of protecting property values, but there are occasions when their desire for conformity has the potential to impact the creativity of the architect.

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