Among the most basic elements architects have to design with are Space and Light. As Lao Tzu said “The utility of the cup comes from the emptiness of the vessel”. S P A C E We know that uncomfortable feeling of a person standing a bit too close and wish they would scooch over or […]
Many clients start off the design process by proudly handing us a sketch and disclaimer-“kinda like this”. They tilt their head and wait for a reaction. “Hmm”, I reply. How literally should I take this suggestion?Understanding scale and proportion is a lifetime endeavor. Depicting space is really difficult! (even with virtual reality and 3d animation) […]
Whether a project is breaking bad or good depends mostly on one issue: construction project expectations being met or not. To meet or exceed expectations is critical. This occurs through conversations and observation about what elements the clients feel are important and which are not. From communication, to budget, appearance, utility, construction inconveniences- they all have […]
For many people dealing with their First time Renovation and the design process, it can be a little overwhelming. Even for those who have been through it before-this post can serve as a refresher course. Who do you turn to? What resources are out there? Why should you believe us? or Aunt Ethel? How about some advice for first time renovation-Call me @ 914 674 2950, let’s discuss your situation.
We listen well. We ask a lot of questions. We pull on the same end of the rope with you. This saves time, reduces fees and results in happier clients.
Since the result is what it’s all about, clients have a universal reaction…Which is “Why didn’t we do this earlier?”
Where’s Bob? Bob is the General Contractor on one of my projects. (love this photo below!) Construction delays and related mysteries happen for many reasons. (And Courtney the plumbing sub on another project too!) It’s the second day in a row that he’s a no show. Al, the electrician is on the job. So is […]