Posts in Inspiration category

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Jul 14

The Importance of Material Specifications in Achieving the Architects’ and Designers’ Vision

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Kim Bowman

Important factors during the design of a building and its spaces are to use quality, durable, low maintenance, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally friendly materials. This involves exterior and interior exposed building materials. There are many low-maintenance and durable material manufacturers that are also environmentally friendly. Some interior examples are linoleum,…

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Jul 07

Building with the Times

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Tony Vie

I’ve been practicing architecture since 2001 and cannot remember a more volatile time in the construction industry.  Due to a handful of unusual circumstances, material shortages have turned the construction industry on its head.  Production lags resulting from a COVID-19 hangover, major retailers ordering all the steel joist they can…

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Jun 29

Pursuing a Career in Architecture and Design

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Emily Hower

Some may be asking themselves, “what does an architect do, anyway?” Merriam-Webster defines an architect as “a person who designs buildings and advises their construction.” That is putting it simply. When I look around the office, I see architects doing tasks I would never have realized was in their preview…

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Jun 22

Elements in Creating a Design Scheme

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Mandy Campbell

When designing a building, many pieces must come together for a project to come to life; Everything from choosing a variety of building materials to the final placement of furniture before a client moves into their space. One of the most important elements of this process is choosing an overall…

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Mar 24

Rising to a New Season

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Katie Haines

The slowing down of the past year has allowed us to refocus our priorities as a society and shift our perspectives about what is important and how we live as individuals and communities. Instead of “getting back to normal,” we have embraced the growth necessary to create better environments, to…

Dec 28

Words of Affirmation, Hope, and Perseverance

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Elevatus Architecture

2020. Four numbers that we all thought would only be filled with achieved goals and joyous moments. Like many, we kicked off a year where we thought everything would go just as we planned. Great clients, the right direction, impeccable service. While those items remained, understandably, we adjusted to life…