Personality Matters When Selecting an Architect

A chance comment recently helped me realize that personality really does matter for a good working relationship between architect and client. Successful architects with happy clients have the personality traits of: asking good questions, being passionate about design, and interested …

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An Exercise Routine for Architects

Running, swimming, and cycling work for most people, but I’ve found as an Architect, I need both a brain and a body workout. True, an architect is not a weightlifter or a gymnast. There are no medals given out in …

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Foundations of Home and Team

Jonathan and Valerie’s home is the only one I’ve ever designed that went through the rigorous test of both hurricane and earthquake during construction.   While their Cockeysville, MD home was being renovated, it was in the path of a hurricane …

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Peter Twohy’s Profile in Architect News

Architect News profiles Peter Twohy to understand how an inspired thought he had while jogging became the mission of his practice and a key differentiator for his architectural firm and the industry at large. Learn more about Peter’s background and …

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Houzz Feature: Even in French, Organization is Key

Kitchen organization with a handy chalkboard! Andrea and Ken’s kitchen chalkboard was used in the French version of Houzz in one of their popular Top 10 articles, “10 Tips for Saving at the Supermarket.” Loosely translated, the article says: “Planning …

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