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Jan 29, 2023

Bringing the outdoors in

Our client wanted a modern home in a forested property that would allow an open view of the outdoors with a large patio for entertaining.

How to Choose a Contractor: First Questions

How to Choose a Contractor: First Questions

When it comes to creating quality architecture, finding the right contractor is crucial. The builder you choose can significantly impact the execution of your design vision. In this post, we'll highlight key criteria for making an informed decision. Experience in...

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Mass Timber Products Are Key to Green Design

Mass Timber Products Are Key to Green Design

Interest in mass timber is surging, and cross-laminated timber (CLT) is at the forefront of this movement. CLT, a type of engineered wood product, is strong enough to compete with concrete and steel. It's arguably the first major structural innovation since the...

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Bellingham GIS Tools

Bellingham GIS Tools

I wanted to share this amazing tool with you. It is a web application that shows the current and planned construction projects in Bellingham. You can access it here: COB Development Dashboard (arcgis.com) This tool is useful to the public because it allows you to see...

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Notable Vancouver, BC Architecture – AI Generated

Notable Vancouver, BC Architecture – AI Generated

I asked AI to provide me a list of notable published Vancouver, BC architecture projects. I also asked it to provide links to some of the articles. Here are some of the results I found: The Butterfly. The Butterfly is a residential skyscraper designed by Revery...

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Technology in Architecture

Technology in Architecture

Technology is transforming the way we design and build structures. From smart materials to digital tools, architects and engineers are using technology to create architecture that is more sustainable, efficient and responsive to the needs and preferences of the users....

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Missing Middle Housing

Missing Middle Housing

The housing shortage in the Pacific Northwest remains an issue. With that in mind, the state of Washington has enacted new policies and regulations that support the development of Missing Middle housing. The specifics of this can be discussed in another post, this...

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Adaptive Reuse Precendents

Adaptive Reuse Precendents

As we continue our work on a significant adaptive reuse project at the Bellingham waterfront, we look to other excellent projects that repurpose old buildings. Today, conserving resources and taking sustainable approaches is essential to the practice of architecture....

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Young Architects Guide- New Years Resolutions

Young Architects Guide- New Years Resolutions

Throughout my design career, I have always looked at the start of the new year as a chance to refresh and practice intentionality in my work and in my interactions. I take a moment to consider how I can improve my skills so that I can advance my career and expand my...

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Modular Construction Learning

Modular Construction Learning

We have recently been discussing modular construction at our meetings about new projects. As an office, we need to understand the technology that is emerging so that we can find ways to make the best buildings possible. In recent years, there have been major...

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