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3 Best Sun Control Products of 2016

No matter the season, people will find a reason to complain about the weather. In winter, frigid temperatures can make your bones rattle. And in summer, the sweltering heat makes it hard to even breathe. Winter’s chill is hard to manage without adding heat in the form of a central heating system. But as for…

Human Sensitivity in the Built Environment

Design is so much more than merely creating a space where all of the necessary components fit. Humans react to and interact with the built environment in predictable ways, which places a specific burden on the designer. Get it wrong, and even the most beautiful space can feel unwelcoming and reduce productivity. That’s where brain…

Transforming America’s Perception of Suburbia

Ugly blight, or vital community? You’ve certainly seen it, and maybe even experienced it. The snobbery that’s directed at suburban life has had its heyday with ample support from numerous directions. There has been no reason to consider the ‘burbs as anything besides a cultural wasteland where carbon emissions grow like so many carefully curated…

Alternative Careers for Architects that Work

Sometimes a crossroads leads to a brand new rewarding career. If you’ve thought about changing careers or just taking on a side project, you’re not alone. Architecture is a demanding job, often with long hours, and the skill set is versatile. That’s a good foundation for branching out into something new and challenging or just…

PreFab is the New Black in North America

Gone are the days of the boring, cookie-cutter prefab home. Prefab has now moved into Passive House Construction, which is emerging in North America after finding great success in Europe. There was certainly a time when pre-fab meant anything besides exceptional design. But this new wave of prefabricated construction homes making their way from Europe…