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I have often written about my interest in regionally specific architecture, especially vernacular forms that derive from local climatic conditions or materials availability.  I recently spent some time in the Florida Keys and in my typically geeky architecture fashion, spent almost as much time looking at the local historic buildings as I did relaxing on […]

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Siting quietly amongst its more noisome arts neighbors, the relatively new Clifford Still Museum in Denver is a wholly different kind of museum. Designed by Allied Works Architecture, the museum was designed to house explicitly the work the abstract expressionist painter.  Instead of the generic and changeable nature of the galleries of a typical museum, […]

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“Soffit” is a word that we architects and builders use so frequently that we forget that many clients have no idea what we are talking about.  A bit more about that below. A soffit is a section of ceiling that is dropped well below the underside of the roof or floor above.  What it creates […]

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We haven’t added new blog posts in quite a while as we have been more than ordinarily busy with a new joint venture – ACI design/build. Jim Walker and I have been friends since our Chicago-days, now almost 16 years ago.  Jim is also an architect and he has spent many years with New York […]

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While doing some research for a new project, I ran into a these photos of some of Boulder’s older houses in a weekly newspaper called the Daily Herald.  This article is from 1908 and is really more of an advertising/marketing piece for the local realtors than an actual act of journalism. “Boulder is not a […]

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Most writing about architecture, beyond the usual documentary descriptions in professional magazines, involves the kind of communication that is broadly encompassed by the term criticism.  It is the stuff of professional critics, some good, some not so much, and leans toward the academic.  Most of its best examples are engaged with writing about cities – […]

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Boulder is known as an outdoor enthusiast’s kind of town.  Almost everyone I know has a plethora of outdoor gear – multiple bikes, skis, helmets of every configuration, packs and bags, tents, stoves, and the occasional kayak and canoe.  Largely this equipment has usurped the car from its usual haunt in the garage.  It is […]

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It has been a very busy number of weeks here with quite a few projects in construction and a few in development stages.  The postings to this blog have been few, but the activity here has been breakneck. The project shown above, in South Boulder, has been moving along and is another joint venture, design/build […]

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