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Design in Communities

Infusing contemporary design thinking into historic libraries

Many older libraries offer historical design brilliance but lack updated amenities. A local architect can help community leaders renovate accordingly.

Design in Communities

The architects who revitalized Jackson, Mississippi, and the filmmaker who captured it

The Midtown neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, was suffering from low property values and high crime rates, until a master plan from a local architecture firm started a much-needed transformation.

Design at Home

A well-designed attic can beat the summer heat

The attic is one of the more overlooked spaces in a home, but when summer rolls around you'll want that room to be well sealed and ready for high heat. The rest of your house will thank you.

Design at Work

Simplify your office renovation by embracing the past

Often an older building in need of renovation still has great bones, especially if it was designed by a skilled architect. Here's how architects can help build upon what already works.

Design at Home

Three warm-weather home renovations with long-term benefits

Spring and summer are the perfect time to get started on home renovations. With an architect's help, these three suggestions can increase your home value and drop energy costs.

Design at Work

Yesterday's urban factory could be tomorrow's tech HQ

In cities around the country, architects are turning aging structures into healthy, well-lit office buildings for groundbreaking companies.

Design in Communities

The modern library is about more than books

Libraries aren't just about books; they're about education and community building, fueled by architects who can renovate and redesign.

Design at Work

Standing desks and the rise of 'healthy design'

Though the standing desk is trendy, it's also further proof that a well-designed, healthy office has never been more valuable.

Design at Work

How to optimize your home office

It's hard to work from home without a well-designed office that meets your needs. Keep these 10 tips in mind to make your home office into something special.

Design at Work

Five chairs that changed how we work

Different chairs can suit different tasks; these five iconic chair designs have all made the daily routine a little different.

Design at Work

Will an open office environment work for you?

Open office or closed office? An architect can take a look at your office space and help determine which layout makes the most design sense.

Design at Work

The secret to creating a successful coworking space

As coworking spaces pop up across the country, it's the temporary offices with good, thoughtful design that stand out.

Work with an Architect

Six services architects provide on residential projects

It's important to understand what an architect can bring to a residential design project and why it makes sense to hire one for a new home or a redesign.

Work with an Architect

Six frequently asked questions about architects

What services do architects provide? How do I find the right architect? These are the six questions most people ask before hiring an architect.

Work with an Architect

How to find the perfect architect for you

Follow these steps to make sure the architect you choose to work with is the best fit for your project and preferences.

Work with an Architect

Understanding the five phases of design

As you work with an architect, it's important to know where you are in the design process and how it affects your project.

Work with an Architect

Four key topics to discuss with your architect

Once you've hired an architect, delving into these four topics will help narrow down your options and produce the most efficient and beautiful designs.

Work with an Architect

What to ask before hiring an architect

If you're going to hire an architect, there's no better way to prepare for the design process than asking these important questions.

Design at Home

How to anticipate and minimize weather damage

As a homeowner, what can you to prepare for the possibility of a dangerous storm or disaster? For starters, consider these key actions.

Design at Home

Why a well-designed study space will benefit your children

Keep an eye on your kids, and keep them focused. Sprucing up study areas is a great way to make use of unused areas and set children up for success.

Design in Communities

Improve your community through the power of design

The first step in communities becoming safer and more functional is their citizens learning more about the design process and getting involved.

Design in Communities

Make schools safer with these three design elements

When schools are designed with security in mind, kids can focus on learning without fear. These three key factors can set your school design on the right path.

Design in Communities

How "new" school design can help your kids learn

When it comes to the happiness and learning prowess of our students, it's more important than ever to consider the benefits of modern design practices.

Design at Home

Smart home improvements now will pay off later

Keeping up on regular home maintenance, including do-it-yourself home inspections or architect-assisted minor improvements, can save both time and money down the line.

Design at Home

Save energy (and money) at home this winter

A few smart design decisions, inside and outside your house, can go a long way toward shrinking your energy bill when winter comes around.

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