Medical Facility Design & Practice Efficiency

Whether you’re remodeling your current medical practice or moving to a new space, you likely have several goals. One of them should be an exceptional patient experience. However, you also want any changes you make to benefit the practice as a whole. And, you want everyone to feel comfortable and safe and that their privacy is protected during exams and …

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Closed or Open Concept Floor Plan – Which is Better?

If you’re planning a custom home and working with an architect, you’ll have many conversations and answer many questions. One of the biggest that impacts the design is whether you’ll have an open concept floor plan or separate rooms (sometimes called a closed floor plan). There are pros and cons to both, however, depending on your lifestyle, family, and the …

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Building a Custom Home? Hire a Residential Architect

Building a custom home is a huge undertaking. You get to decide what you want in every aspect. However, without some guidance and expertise of a residential architect, you may miss out on little things that will make your home even more perfect for you.  Here are just a few of the many reasons you want an experienced architect helping …

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The Architect’s Role in Medical Facility Design

A medical facility, whether it be a small family practice or a hospital, has unique design requirements. As medical care evolves, so does healthcare architecture. Not only must a patient be able to navigate the facility, but they have an expectation of privacy and safety. You want them to feel comfortable and cared for. Of course, the doctors, nurses and …

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Design Tips for a Modern Church

Whether your congregation is big or small, you want them to feel welcome and comfortable in the space. No longer do you walk into the vestibule and continue on into the sanctuary all within just a few feet. Church architecture has changed in part because of technology and also how we worship and congregate at church. As you and your …

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How to Choose a Commercial Architect

Whether you’re designing and building a new facility from scratch, remodeling an existing space, or adding onto your building, you need a commercial architect. Choose the wrong one and you may not have the functional space you need. When you choose the right one, you will likely love the space and it will serve you well for many years. Just …