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SABIT: New Friends in Russia, Ukraine and Tajikistan

David loves to share his passion for design, so when we got a call from the U.S. Department of Commerce, we were intrigued to say the least.
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Video: Diverse and Vital Boulder Housing

What an honor to be the headline speaker for the Goose Creek Community Land Trust fundraising event on June 21, 2017. Enjoy this compilation video and learn about this exciting housing opportunity.
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Eagle Rock School: A Critical Look in the Rear View Mirror

It's a rare of opportunity for an architect to be invited back to review a completed project 28 years after it was conceived and built. In this case we are talking about the Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado.
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Architectural Models: Indispensable in our Craft

During my second year in architecture school at Kent State University (1990) a dorm friend asked me “where do you buy those cool model kits you use in studio?”
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Earth Day Architecture: Real and Imagined

As we approach Earth Day 2017, are these good examples of Earth Day architecture from around the world? Every building has the potential to be more "green" and sustainable, but these buildings take it a step further, or at first glance they seem to. We asked our staff for their off-the-cuff reactions and share them for your interest and amusement.
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LED Light For An Off-The-Grid Palapa

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This winter, David offered me a bonus trip to his off-the-grid palapa on the Pacific Ocean in Mexico with one string attached. In between snorkeling, fishing, laying in the sun, and drinking tequila, my task was to upgrade the palapa lighting “system,” if you could call it that. My appropriate technology instincts kicked in immediately.
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Why Boulder Additions and Renovations Make Sense

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One would think that as architects who are passionate about design we would only advocate new construction, so why do we recommend the addition and renovation solution? A carefully planned and executed ‘reimagining’ of an existing detached home can often be created more affordably and more quickly, than brand new ground-up construction.
Full Service Architecture

The True Value of Full-Service Architecture

We are a full-service architecture firm. While this has a great deal of meaning to us, it's surprising that there isn't a commonly recognized definition among architects. An essence of shared meaning can be easily deduced, but we gravitate toward a definition that illustrates the qualities of our design process more than the stages of design.
Working with an Architect for the first time

Working With An Architect For The First Time

Working with an architect for the first time can be an exciting adventure. You've been dreaming about a home built especially for you, and now you're in the enviable position of making it happen. Poised for greatness, right? If only there were no fears rolling around in your head, disturbing your sleep!
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Our Favorite Things Vol. 20

As the New Year approaches, Our Favorite Things Vol. 20 is having a rubberneck moment. Normally we look outward at what the world has to offer in cool architectural products, materials, and smartly designed projects. But what about us?!! Over here!!! We have something to show you: Five reasons why people light up when they walk into our Studio for the first time.