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Homeowners, Architects, Builders… We Deserve Better

Our industry, the building industry, is in technological stone age. In the age of information we build information in CAD, reduce it to the PDF, email to our colleagues to print it and look at it same way they would look … Read More

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Three Pillars of Architectural Service

Not to be Confused with “What is Architecture” What do Architects do, and why one should pay them? In my 20 something years in AEC industry I had to answer this question to myself and then to the clients, their … Read More

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Should I Spend a Dollar ?

…or Marginal Cost=Marginal Revenue Somewhere at the start of my MBA path, econ professor Sebastian Edwards walked into his first class and said: Marginal Cost=Marginal Revenue is the answer to all the questions in this life and if you answer … Read More

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Is it Important?

…or, who is going to see the difference? Setting priorities is the key when time is limited. But how to decide what is the priority. When in doubt, appropriate question is : Is it Important? In a time of ever-shortening architectural … Read More

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The Worst Self-inflicted Disaster

… that can happen to your project is running out of funds midway through construction There is an old saying: The only thing worth less than a bare piece of land is land with an unfinished structure on it… (just … Read More

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Timeline vs. Deadline

.. or plan vs. wish list When I was young and unexperienced, I assumed that a client’s organization is, by definition of the relationship, better managed. Haphazardly, to my great disbelief, and definitely too late, somewhere along the way I realized … Read More

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Chess, Strategy, Design….

…they all like to come from one mind There is a reason why chess is not a team sport. If you and I would play chess together against a seven year old, we would lose miserably. If we would try to … Read More

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Why You Should Pay your Architect

and other design professionals Dear Client, It is going to be a pleasure to help you remodel your 400 room hotel with a 36 million budget. In case you are not aware, the decision on how to spend your budget … Read More

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This is a contractor’s world

This is a man’s world…. This is a contractor’s world. (Think of the James Brown song as you read this title :))   Friends of mine recently had a leak in their townhome that caused enough damage to their dwelling … Read More

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