In Defense of Using Local Architects

Posted on 28 Feb 2015 in All Posts, Firm Blog, Small Thoughts Blog | 0 comments

The south/central region of the United States has weathered the economic storm over the past decade quite nicely, thanks. In particular, Oklahoma City has enjoyed continued and sustained growth due to a diversification of its economy – as compared to the bust of the 1980’s. Admittedly, the most recent elevated growth in development has still […]

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Craftsman Residence: Construction Tour

Posted on 11 Feb 2015 in Saras Blog, Staff Blogs | 0 comments

Last Friday afternoon the weather was a beautiful sunny and 70 so our office took advantage and visited the residence we currently have under construction.  The home is a Craftsman style, two story structure located on approximately 2 acres near Lake Arcadia.  Below is our rendering and the elevation of the front of the home. […]

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Using Synthetic Turf on Playgrounds

Posted on 29 Jan 2015 in Crystals Blog | 0 comments

Recently one of our projects had a school playground completed using synthetic turf around the play equipment.  It was my first project using it and I was a little bit skeptical how it would turn out since I had no experience with it.  To my surprise I like it,and it looked fairly realistic.  As with […]

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Architecture of Faith

Posted on 12 Jan 2015 in Saras Blog | 0 comments

Architecture has the amazing ability to evoke a strong emotional response in a person.  Whether it is appreciated as art, amazed for its engineering feats, or humbles a person with its scale, architecture can provoke an awareness unlike any other form of art.  When visiting a place of worship a deep emotional response is exactly […]

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Temporary Architecture…

Posted on 18 Dec 2014 in Firm Blog, Small Thoughts Blog | 0 comments

We live in a time of incredible change. I remember hearing that often growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and how much more true is that now? Most would say the biggest changes over the past decade have been due to technology, and that would certainly be correct. However, I’ve been struck by the […]

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