Author: JPA

Corners – Might just hide an interesting story we can learn from.

Corners – Might just hide an interesting story we can learn from.

By: Jose Pajares Our interaction with urban form and architecture did not begin at a desk in college or in a page of a magazine. We have been surrounded by it all our lives: your childhood neighborhood, your street, the park you frequent.  Sometimes it goes unnoticed and becomes mundane, but nonetheless, it affects our …

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Superheroes and Building Codes – Here to Protect and Serve

Superheroes and Building Codes – Here to Protect and Serve

By Jonathan Mickle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Building Codes — so boring. Right? They don’t have to be. Hopefully this information will help. And when you understand these issues, your boss will be impressed, and your client will thank you. One of the first steps to achieving a successful project is understanding the constraints. Zoning …

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A.R.E. you ready?

A.R.E. you ready?

By Jamila Hazel Ready? I had been ready since 2005. But like most people, reality and life hit hard. The “three” years of IDP turned into eight, and the advice I was given to “finish before you start a family” went in one ear and out the other. For most of us, studying and testing …

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