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Curved Walls

Curved Walls

Have you ever walked into a round room and really paid attention to how you feel? Studies have shown that curved walls are more calming and relaxing than sharp corners and angles. …

The Cost of Bad Design

The Cost of Bad Design

Introduction When discussing the cost of a house design, it’s easy to only consider the monetary cost of the design; however, there are different types of value to consider. Monetary, functional, social, and psychological.…

Architecture Firms vs. Design–Build

Architecture Firms vs. Design–Build

You are planning to build your dream house, and you need a team to make it happen. There are different paths to choose from: you can hire an architect and a builder separately, or you can hire a design–build company. This choice will have real consequences for your process and the resulting home.…

Renovating Historic Kitchens

Renovating Historic Kitchens

Everyone wants to look at the wonderful historic/architectural legacy in Chagrin Falls, and conversely most people want to live in an updated house with rooms that flow and an updated kitchen. To…

Organic Modernism

Organic Modernism

What is Organic Modernism? Organic architecture is a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world. Organic designs allow for buildings to be built…

Takeaways from Greenbuild 2022

Takeaways from Greenbuild 2022

Introduction In November of 2022, Greenbuild hosted its annual Greenbuild International Conference + Expo in San Francisco. As we are always on the quest to learn more about sustainability, and share…

Six Sorts of Sustainable

Six Sorts of Sustainable

“Sustainability”, at its core, simply means doing things in a way that can continue over time: cleaning up our messes as we make them instead of leaving them until they overwhelm or impoverish our grandchildren. Essentially, being sustainable is paying it forward for ourselves and our descendants.…

Why Hire An Architect?

Why Hire An Architect?

Deciding to renovate or build a new home is a huge decision, and you may be wondering where to even start. You also may be wondering if it’s worth it to hire an architect for your new project. Whether it’s deciding on floor plans, hiring contractors, finalizing designs, or anything in between, hiring an architect will help ease the stresses of this endeavor -- so you can focus on achieving the home of your dreams.…

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