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January 2, 2019

The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California is arguably one of the greatest buildings of the last century. And Lou Khan should only get about half the credit. Jonas Salk, discoverer of the polio vaccine, famously said "make me a place worthy of a visit by Picasso."


December 18, 2018

Ian Patrick gave a presentation to the Construction Professionals Network (CPN) entitled “Building Boom in Charlotte: How Bad Architecture Can Wreck Our City, and What We Can Do About It.”

In the slightly sarcastic lecture, Ian provides some examples of the “good, bad,...

October 2, 2018

In September of 2018, Hurricane Florence, the wettest hurricane on record, tore through the Carolinas. Despite only being a Category I tropical storm when making landfall,

June 1, 2018

CPNI Scotland Neck, NC planning workshop

February 26, 2018

Sometimes technology fails on you. We made the best of it with this video...

February 5, 2018

Great buildings come in many forms. Some are great for historical reasons like the Pantheon in Rome, some for technological reasons like the Pompidou Centre in Paris. But no great building has ever been great trying to be something it's not.

1) Universities are the well...

January 27, 2018

Sound control, or rather, sound transmission control, is a key factor when designing recording studios. It can be the difference between a successful project and a lawsuit.

In this post, we're specifically talking about sound transmission into a space; STC, or sound tra...

January 20, 2018

A full solar eclipse is what an architect would design if he could. The power of an eclipse comes from deep within a person. A person that has never experienced anything  to judge it against. That giant fireball, that has been, just ... sitting up there, day after day...

January 13, 2018

(not a lawyer, not giving legal advice, etcetera)

Have you ever had the thought "I wish I had LDs on this project." If you're an Owner you might have if you build a lot; if you're an architect: I know you have. The problem is, liquidated damages aren't defined properly....

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