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Take This Step at the First Thought of School Facility Changes

Just thinking about a facility expansion or remodeling of some kind? It’s common for school leaders to wait to engage an architect until they have begun to formalize their ideas, vision or plans. We’ve... > READ MORE

A Main Street You Have to Experience

Snow lightly falls, sparkling under the decorative lamp posts adorned with wreaths. It gathers on the eaves and accentuates swirls carved into the brackets, the brick detailing and an etched sign reminding... > READ MORE

How Schools Are Increasing Safety

In every survey asking parents what their number one concern about school facilities is, we see the same answer: safety and security. As designers, we’re constantly asking ourselves, “How safe can... > READ MORE

3 Ways Design Can Make Buildings Safer

Each day, hundreds of students walk into schools and thousands of other community members walk through grocery stores, banks and other buildings. Above all, we want them to be safe and we don’t... > READ MORE

Why Preserve Buildings?

Do you have a responsibility to preserve a building? It’s a question that leaders of almost every town face at some point and many business leaders consider, too. In each community, there’s a building... > READ MORE